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Nazi Mega Weapons | Season 3

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Watch on WMHT TV | In the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware in history. This series includes episodes on Hitler's Megasubs, Blitzkrieg warfare and fortifications on The Channel Islands.

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Treblinka's Last Witness

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Watch Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 4pm on WMH TV | Told without dramatization, “Treblinka’s Last Witness” is an unvarnished tale of extraordinary intensity, a true page-turner carried along on its own raw power.

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A Gathering of Heroes

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Watch Sunday, May 29 at 11pm and Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:30pm on WMHT TV | A GATHERING OF HEROES recounts the touching and inspirational story of World War II veterans from Indiana who embarked on a cross-country trek to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorial which honors their sacrifice.

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Heroes on Deck | World War II on Lake Michigan

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7pm on WMHT TV | Heroes on Deck brings to life a vital chapter of American history.

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Into Harm's Way

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4pm on WMHT TV | The Class of 1967 ultimately paid a heavy price in the Vietnam War; 30 of its young men died in combat, while countless others sustained injuries, both physical and psychological, destined to follow them for decades to come.

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No Ordinary Lives | The War Years in Troy

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Watch Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 5pm on WMHT TV | This documentary explores World War II era service and sacrifice in Uncle Sam's hometown.

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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

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Watch Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:30pm on WMHT TV | documentary highlights the celebrated exhibit of Tutankhamun artifacts — the most impressive collection ever assembled outside of Egypt — at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.

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Rise of the Black Pharaohs

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Watch Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:30pm on WMHT TV | at Learn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.

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Secrets of the Dead | Cleopatra's Lost Tomb

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Watch Tuesday, May 17 at 9pm & Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:30pm on WMHT TV | Discover whether an amateur archaeologist’s theory leads to the lost tomb of the Egyptian queen.

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Genealogy Roadshow | Season 3

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Watch Tuesdays, May 17 June 28, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT TV | Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories.

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Ken Burns | Jazz

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Watch Fridays at 9pm April 1 - May 20 on WMHT TV. | Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form.

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Ken Burns | Jackie Robinson

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Watch Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.

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The National Parks | America's Best Idea

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Watch Monday, April 25-Saturday, April 30 at 9pm on WMHT TV | This six-part documentary series directed by Ken Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.

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Italian Americans of New York & New Jersey

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Watch Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 10am | Celebrate the lives and rich diversity of Italian Americans in New York and New Jersey.

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Secrets of St. John Paul II

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Watch Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Examine previously unknown letters between Pope John Paul II, now a saint, and an American woman.

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