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Watch Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9pm | What’s good for the planet can also be good for the bottom line. 

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The Statue of Liberty

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Watch Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10pm | Revisit Ken Burns's history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans.

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The National Mall: America’s Front Yard

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Watch Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9pm | Learn the surprising and inspiring story of the National Mall, a place unlike any other on earth.

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Ballin’ at the Graveyard

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Watch Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 9pm | For the men of the Graveyard, the battles waged on the pickup basketball court tell only half the story. 

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The Track at Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course

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Watch Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:30pm | Explore the history of America's grandest race course in Saratoga, New York.

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Nazi Mega Weapons

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Watch Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10pm | In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history.

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First Peoples

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Watch Wednesdays, June 24 - July 8, 2015 at 9pm | See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. 

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The Italian Americans

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Watch Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8pm | Trace the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to the present day.

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Things That Aren't There Anymore

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Watch Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:30pm | Enjoy a video scrapbook of our collective memories of landmarks and legends of the Capital Region.

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180 Days: Hartsville

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Watch Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 2pm on WORLD | Experience a Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in public schools.

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Climbed Every Mountain With Nicholas Hammond

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Watch Monday, June 1, 2015 at 8pm | The true story behind the famous von Trapp family featured in the blockbuster 1965 movie The Sound of Music.

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The Homefront

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Watch Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9pm | View portraits of America’s military families — their pride, patriotism, sacrifice and resilience.

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Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots

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Watch Sunday, May 24, 2015 at noon | Stories of perseverance and triumph that reveal the unheralded achievements of this valiant legion of female patriots.

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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

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Watch Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 6pm | Learn how the U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes.

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D-Day 360

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Watch Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2pm | D-Day 360 takes advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Thousands rally for more charter schools

Thousands rally for more charter schools

It was the charter schools’ turn to rally at the State Capitol Wednesday in support of Governor Cuomo’s proposal to...

POV Documentary Blog

Get Your Documentary Artistry Right Here

Get Your Documentary Artistry Right Here

Doc Soup Man Tom Roston asks Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post to reconsider her view that today's documentaries aren't "bold, daring or artful."