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The Contenders | 16 for '16

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Watch Tuesdays at 8pm, September 13 - November 1 on WMHT-TV | This eight-part series reveals the humanity, the twists of fate and the surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns in modern history.

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Royal Wives at War

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Watch Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Take a fresh look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through the eyes of the two women at its heart.

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Defying the Nazis | The Sharps' War

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Watch Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Ken Burns reveals American couple’s secret mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazis.

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Objects and Memory

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Watch Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2pm on WMHT-TV | Examine the response to items recovered or offered after 9/11 and other national tragedies.

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9/11 Inside the Pentagon

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Watch September 2016 on WMHT-TV & WORLD | Hear the rarely told stories of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, in which 184 people died.

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Dick Cavett's Watergate

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Watch Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Review the Watergate scandal through interviews from “The Dick Cavett Show.”

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The White House: Inside Story

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Watch Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 3pm on WMHT-TV | Gain access to America’s most iconic residence—symbol of national history and icon of democracy.

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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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Secrets of the Dead | Vampire Legend

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Watch Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Follow scientists as they uncover the true origins of modern vampire lore.

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In Their Own Words | Muhammad Ali

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Watch Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2pm | Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes.

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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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WMHT to Produce New Documentary on Hoffman's Playland

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As part of our ongoing commitment to sharing the stories of our region’s people, places and events, WMHT has announced plans to create a new documentary focused on the history of Hoffman's Playland.

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Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle

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Watch Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 8pm-11pm | Join host Liev Schreiber to trace the development of comic book heroes and their powerful legacy.

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Orphans of the Genocide

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Watch Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 8pm | Journey through never-before-seen archival footage & discovered memoirs of orphans who lived through the Armenian Genocide.

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