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The Longest Hurrah: The O’Connell-Corning Years

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Watch on WMHT-TV | This historic documentary tells the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life,' Erastus Corning and long-time party boss, Dan O’Connell.

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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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Watch marathon Saturday, November 12, 2016 beginning at 9:30am on WMHT-TV | This six-hour series chronicles the full sweep of African-American history.

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Debt of Honor

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Watch Sunday, November 13, 2016 at noon on WMHT-TV |Take an unflinching look at the reality of warfare through interviews with disabled veterans.

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Alexander Hamilton's Albany: 16 Hamilton History Facts About the Capital Region

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Have the Hamilton fever that’s going around? We’ve compiled a list of 16 facts about Hamilton and Albany.

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Presidents In Our Backyard

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Watch Part 1 Thursday, October 13 at 7:30pm & Part 2 Thursday, October 20 at 7:30pm on WMHT-TV | Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

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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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The Nazi Games - Berlin 1936

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Watch Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | See how the Nazis and the IOC turned, to their mutual advantage, a relatively small, elitist sports event into an epic global and mass media spectacle that, despite the IOC’s determined attempts to forget, continues to this day.

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Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History

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Watch Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 1:30pm on WMHT-TV | Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb traces the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

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

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