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Divine Discontent: Charles Proteus Steinmetz

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Watch Sunday, October 23, 2016 at noon | Charles Proteus Steinmetz was an innovator in electrical engineering, supplying many of the underlying formulas that made widespread electrical transmission possible.

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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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Pope Francis - The Sinner

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Watch Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Since his election to the papacy in 2013, Pope Francis has been hailed as a revolutionary.

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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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Secrets of Westminster

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Watch Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Discover the hidden worlds of London’s House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Abbey.

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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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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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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 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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Prohibition

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Watch Fridays at 9pm June 24 - July 8, 2016 on WMHT-TV | This Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film explores the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.

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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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The National Parks | America's Best Idea

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Watch Monday, April 25-Saturday, April 30 at 9pm on WMHT TV | The story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.

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The Track at Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course

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Watch August 2016 | Explore the history of America's grandest race course in Saratoga, New York.

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Albany Academies: A City and a School

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Watch Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:30pm on WMHT-TV | Discover the story of The Albany Academies, a city and a school.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Exclusive: Andrew Cuomo discusses 2010 redemption

Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed to a rare sit-down television interview for the upcoming WMHT film on his father titled "Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry and Prose."

POV Documentary Blog

The Documentary Box Office Fizzle of 2016

The soft year at the box office may set the trend for the future theatrical life of all documentaries.