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Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History

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Watch Sunday, August 14 & 21, 2016 at 7pm | Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb traces the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

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JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

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Watch Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Discover how LBJ worked behind the scenes to ensure JFK’s legacy and transformed America.

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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

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Watch Sundays at 3:30pm, July 24 & 31, 2016 on WMHT-TV | Follow Lewis and Clark’s 19th-century voyage of danger and discovery from St. Louis to the Pacific.

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Presidents In Our Backyard

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Watch Thursdays at 7:30pm July 21 & 28, 2016 and August 11 & 18, 2016 and Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4pm | Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

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The Statue of Liberty

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Watch Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2pm and Monday, July 4, 2016 at 11pm | Revisit Ken Burns's history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans.

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Welcome to Kutsher's: The Last Catskills Resort

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Premieres Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Visit Kutsher's Country Club, the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills.

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The Greeks

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Watch Tuesdays, June 21 - July 5, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists.

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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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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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Ken Burns | Jazz

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Watch Monday-Friday, July 18-22 and July 25-29, 2016 at 6pm on WMHT WORLD | Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form.

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Veterans | The Telling Project

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6pm on WMHT-TV | Drawing on powerful experiences during boot camp, duty stations and combat deployment, the veterans explain how their roles in the military unfolded, as well as their difficult transitions back into society.

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Doolittle's Raiders | A Final Toast

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3pm | The aviators, led by famed commander Lt. Col. James Harold Doolittle, took the fight directly to the enemy for the first time in the war and delivered retribution for Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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American War Stories | Vietnam

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 starting at noon on WMHT-TV | This three-hour documentary focuses on the personal stories of individuals who served in the conflict and provides insight into a war that continues to profoundly affect the lives of Vietnam veterans and their families today including our general culture, politics and lives.

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Secrets of the Dead | Teotihuacan’s Lost Kings

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Watch Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Follow scientists as they explore tombs beneath an ancient Mexican city for clues to a lost culture.

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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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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Rural schools worry about future school funding

It’s summer vacation for school children, leaders of New York’s rural schools are worrying about the new school year, and say they are squeezed by a tax cap and other...

POV Documentary Blog

Enter the Edit: The Challenges of Being Both Director and Editor

What happens when you have to be both at the same time?