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Adirondack Seasons

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Watch Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | The seasons of the Adirondacks are brought to vivid life in this breathtaking program featuring the original music of Scott B. Adams.

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The Great Polar Bear Feast

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Watch Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 8pm & Sunday, September 11 at 10am on WMHT-TV | Investigate the problems facing a unique population of polar bears due to climate change.

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Secrets of the Dead | Jamestown’s Dark Winter

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Watch Tuesday, May 31 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets.

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Ride the Tiger

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Watch Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Explore the bipolar brain’s biology and chemistry to learn if we can pre-empt or fix the disorder.

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10 Parks That Changed America

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Watch Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT TV | Explore spaces that offer city dwellers a respite, from Savannah’s squares to New York’s High Line.

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Shakespeare’s Tomb

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Watch Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Join the first-ever scientific investigation of Shakespeare’s grave.

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10 Towns That Changed America

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Watch Wednesday, April 19, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT TV | Visit influential towns designed from the ground up that transformed our ideas of community.

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10 Homes That Changed America

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Watch Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT TV | 10 Homes That Changed America highlights ten homes that transformed residential living.

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When I'm 65

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Watch Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV | WHEN I'M 65 challenges longstanding myths about retirement and living longer, and explores changing attitudes toward work, debt, housing and the financial realities of the 21st century.

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The Human Face of Big Data

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Watch Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Examine the promise and peril of the massive gathering and analysis of data.

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Mary Tyler Moore | A Celebration

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Watch Friday, January 29 at 10pm on WMHT TV | View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself.

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1964: The Fight for a Right

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Watch Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Before Selma, there was Freedom Summer. By 1964, black Mississippians has suffered nearly 100 years of Jim Crow. Then civil rights activists devised a daring plan to force change.

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Islands on the Edge

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Watch January & February 2016 on WMHT TV | Discover Mother Earth like never before.

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Iwo Jima | From Combat to Comrades

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Premieres Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8pm on WMHT TV | Follow survivors to the only battlefield where former enemies reunite.

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Frederick Law Olmsted | Designing Western New York

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Watch Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5pm on WMHT TV | Explore Frederick Law Olmsted's role in the Buffalo parks system and his work with the Free Niagara Movement.

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The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

POV Documentary Blog

When History is Silent: Overcoming Trauma Through the Restoration of Cultural Memory

As November wraps up, we'd like to honor it as Native American Heritage Month by exploring the themes of history...

American Masters

Angie Mar, Owner & Head Chef: The Beatrice Inn

Angie Mar talks about her late start in the world of culinary arts, the work that went into becoming one of Food Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2017, and how the food of...