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Watch Tuesdays, June 21 - July 5, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV
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Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of the Greeks’ journey across time. The Greek story is our story.

Episodes

Cavemen to Kings | Tuesday, June 21 at 9pm

Uncover the first draft of Western civilization, which, though it met a spectacular end, laid the groundwork for the revolution in human thought that was to come.

The Good Strife | Tuesday, June 28 at 9pm

Watch as ancient Greeks strive for excellence, strife proves to be an inescapable certainty—and it’s not long before the rising civilization and all that it promises will face its gravest tests.

Chasing Greatness | Tuesday, July 5 at 9pm

Watch as ancient Greece’s legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Take a look back at its rise and fall, which might not only help us understand the challenges we face now, but also point toward a better future.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Revisiting the Attica Uprising

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POV Documentary Blog

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