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Bridging the Divide | Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

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Watch Sunday February 14 at 1pm on WMHT TV | An examination of the life and legacy of the first African American mayor elected in a major American city with an overwhelmingly white majority

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Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels

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Watch Sunday, February 14, 2016 at noon on WMHT TV |Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels tells the story of the Amistad from a seldom-voiced perspective.

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The Powerbroker: Whitney Young and the Fight for Civil Rights

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Watch Monday, February 15, 2016 at midnight | This film follows the journey of Whitney M. Young, Jr. from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League.

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The Lost Years of Zora Neale Hurston

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Watch Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 5pm | Explore a fascinating chapter in the life of an American literary icon.

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The Civil War: The Untold Story

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Watch Sunday, Febraury 7, 2016 at noon on WMHT TV | Examine the well-documented conflict through the lens of the Western Campaign.

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Eyes on the Prize | Then and Now

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Featuring interviews with Eyes on the Prize filmmakers, thought leaders, current day activists, scholars, and civil rights leaders, this special will explore how far we’ve come, how far we have yet to go, the meaning and significance of the ongoing struggle, and the next steps towards equality

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Ken Burns’s “Jackie Robinson”

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

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Eyes on the Prize I and II

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Watch Sundays at 8pm through April 17, 2016 on WORLD TV | Eyes on the Prize recounts the fight to end decades of discrimination and segregation.

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PBS Election 2016

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PBS Election 2016 includes a mix of new and returning series, and specials that will follow the election trail from the primary debates to election night and beyond. Coverage will highlight all major political events, including primaries, conventions and election night returns.

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PBS Announces “16 FOR ’16”

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16 FOR ’16, a multi-part documentary that spotlights unforgettable presidential and vice-presidential candidates whose dramatic campaigns may or may not have been successful, but earned a place in the history books nonetheless.

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PBS Black History Month 2016

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In Honor of Black History Month, PBS Features Documentaries of Iconic African Americans and Offers More Than 30 Programs for Viewers to Stream Online Through the PBS Black Culture Connection (BCC)

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How Sherlock Changed the World

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Watch Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2pm | Examine the impact of the fictional Holmes on real criminal investigation and forensic techniques.

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Secrets of Highclere Castle

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Watch Sunday, January 3 at 7pm on WMHT TV. | See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle, the stand-in for the fictional Downton Abbey.

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Jerusalem: Center of the World

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Watch Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 12pm | Jerusalem tells the story of the fascinating city so many people have loved and died for.

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Prohibition

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Watch Tuesdays at 8pm December 15 - December 29, 2015 on WMHT TV. | This Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film explores the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

A look back at Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate run

http://video.wmht.org/video/2365653334/This coming Monday's Iowa Caucus marks the official start of the presidential sweepstakes. Hillary Clinton is once again the...

POV Documentary Blog

POV Secures U.S. Broadcast Rights to Academy Award®-Nominated Documentary 'The Look of Silence,' to Air on PBS in 2016

Film by Joshua Oppenheimer is a companion to his Oscar-nominated film about Indonesian genocide 'The Act of Killing,' presented by POV in 2014