WNED-TV Productions

WNED-TV has been Western New York and Southern Ontario’s storyteller for nearly 60 years!

The station long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED-TV developed and produced the Emmy Award winning Reading Rainbow series and the popular Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS. Through the years, WNED-TV has become a significant producer of original television and online content for local and national distribution.

Produced in Buffalo, shared with the nation. Productions broadcast on PBS stations across America include: The War of 1812, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, The Klondike Gold Rush, The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Niagara Falls, Chautauqua: An American Narrative, Window to the Sea, The Adirondacks, Golf’s Grand Design, The Marines, America's Houses of Worship, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo, and Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.

Many WNED-TV productions highlight historic and cultural treasures of Southern Ontario and Western New York. These include: Remembering Western New York, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York, TIFF: Behind the Festival, A New Season for the Bisons and Blue Jays, Hockey: More Than a Game, Toronto’s Houses of Worship, Polonia: Western New York’s Polish-American Legacy, Buffalo’s Houses of Worship, Buffalo’s Voices of Steel and The Great Erie County Fair.

“WNED has become our region’s most influential storyteller and in so doing served as a catalyst for the re-imagining and rebirth of Buffalo. WNED-TV’s productions are thoroughly researched, beautifully written and artfully shot. In documenting the breadth and depth of the cultural and historic richness of Western New York, WNED-TV has captured the imaginations of audiences both within and outside the region, boosting the community’s self-image and promoting it to potential visitors.”

Edward J. Healy, Vice President for Marketing
Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Coming In April
Digital-First Productions
A WNED | WBFO Digital Project

Making Buffalo Home

An, in-depth WNED | WBFO engagement initiative to raise awareness of how immigrants and refugees shape our community.

A WNED-TV Digital Project

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Explore Programs in our Production Library


WNED is an award-winning producer of historical programs that shine a spotlight on Western New York & Southern Ontario's people, treasures and extraordinary moments in history.


WNED's documentary films profile individuals and events from the past and present that have impacted Western New York and Southern Ontario.


WNED's health and wellness programs empower viewers to take charge of their persona health and wellness and take preventative measures against disease.

Watch the very best short series and specials made right here at WNED-TV. Building on our mission to “educate, entertain and inform” these highlight unique aspects of our region.

Recent Productions

WNED-TV Specials

TIFF Behind the Festival | Watch Online Now

TIFF Behind the Festival highlights its CEO Piers Handling's major achievements, explores the growth of TIFF as a film culture organization and the development of this event from its first years to becoming a premier launchpad for Oscar nominated films. TIFF Behind the Festival also examines TIFF's role in supporting Canadian filmmakers and promoting diverse voices through the language of international film. Additionally, the program attempts to answer big questions about the future of cinema in the digital age and the function of TIFF in a rapidly evolving media landscape. Visit the program website and watch online now.

The program premiered in November 2018.
WNED-TV Original Production


RALPH is a half-hour biographical documentary on Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., one of Buffalo’s most iconic sports figures. Wilson was the founder and long-time owner of the Buffalo Bills.

WNED-TV Digital - First Series

Our Vietnam Voices | Digital Series

In order to showcase stories in Western New York and Southern Ontario, WNED | WBFO brings you “Our Vietnam Voices” - a digital-first series.

Production Facilities Rental

Production Facilities Rental

The same facilities, equipment and personnel that have created WNED | WBFO’s award-winning content are available to media professionals to realize their next production vision.

Interested in a DVD of one of
our local productions?
Please contact Membership at
1-800-678-1873 for availability.

Look back at some of the history of WNED-TV and The Mark Russell Comedy Specials, a WNED-TV production that aired on PBS from 1975-2004.