Documentaries & Specials

Local stories that matter to the diverse communities we serve. Find WMHT documentaries and specials in our video player.

Adirondack Storytellers: Told Around the Campfire

Adirondack Storytellers: Told Around the Campfire

Hear the perspectives of women, native people, French-Canadian descendents & more.

Albany Academies: A City and a School

Albany Academies: A City and a School

The Albany Academies have been producing leaders of the Capital Region for 200 years.

Christmas in the Adirondacks

Christmas in the Adirondacks

Eight premier Adirondack musicians gather to bring traditional & original Christmas songs.

From Ticonderoga to West Point

From Ticonderoga to West Point

Visit sites along the Revolutionary War trail on New York State's eastern border.

Divine Discontent: Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Divine Discontent: Charles Proteus Steinmetz

An innovative electrical engineer who made widespread electrical transmission possible.

Get Off Your Knees

Get Off Your Knees

A story that teaches those with and without disabilities that we can achieve our goals.

Historic Views of the Capital City

Historic Views of the Capital City

Documentary explores Albany, New York's historic architecture and political figures.

Historic Views of the Carpet City

Historic Views of the Carpet City

Documentary explores the rich multicultural history of mill town Amsterdam, New York.

Historic Views of the Collar City

Historic Views of the Collar City

An absorbing account of one of America's great small cities throughout the years.

Historic Views of the Electric City

Historic Views of the Electric City

Trace the story of Schenectady, New York from its origins in the Stockade to the present.

Historic Views of the Spa City

Historic Views of the Spa City

See the unique charms and timeless appeal of 'The Queen of Spas.'

Homefront and Warfront: World War II

Homefront and Warfront: World War II

A close look at WWII through the eyes of Capital Region veterans, residents and workers.

Hudson River Journeys

Hudson River Journeys

Explore the Hudson River through the eyes of artist Len Tantillo & folk singer Pete Seeger

The Iron Horse in Schenectady: Locomotives for the World

The Iron Horse in Schenectady: Locomotives for the World

The story of what once made Schenectady 'The City that Lights and Hauls the World.'

The Longest Hurrah: The O’Connell-Corning Years

The Longest Hurrah: The O’Connell-Corning Years

Learn the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life' and his long-time party boss.

Lower Lancaster Street

Lower Lancaster Street

1981 documentary film that focuses on the gentrification of a rundown block in Albany.

Matinee Memories: The Capital Region Goes to the Movies

Matinee Memories: The Capital Region Goes to the Movies

Explore the history of the motion picture & how it evolved and impacted the Capital Region

The New York Capitol Fire

The New York Capitol Fire

The 1911 New York Capitol fire was the greatest library fire disaster of modern times.

Nine Long Days: TR's Journey to the White House

Nine Long Days: TR's Journey to the White House

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

No Ordinary Lives: The War Years in Troy

No Ordinary Lives: The War Years in Troy

Documentary explores World War II era service and sacrifice in Uncle Sam's hometown.

One More Ride: The Hoffman's Playland Story

One More Ride: The Hoffman's Playland Story

A documentary about the legacy of Hoffman's Playland.

Out in Albany

Out in Albany

A documentary about the LGBTQ community in Albany.

Presidents in Our Backyard

Presidents in Our Backyard

Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol

Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol

The final chapters in the story of the restoration of the New York State Capitol.

Remembering Downtown

Remembering Downtown

Revisit the Tri-Cities at the heart of mid-century life in Albany, Schenectady and Troy.

Sagamore Lodge: America's Great Camp

Sagamore Lodge: America's Great Camp

The story of the development of William West Durant’s rustic Adirondack architecture.

Songs from the Heart of the Adirondacks

Songs from the Heart of the Adirondacks

Experience the rich musical legacy of traditional music and dance in the Adirondacks.

The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course

The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course

Celebrate 150 years of owners, trainers, jockeys & horses at the Saratoga Race Course.

William Kennedy's Prohibition Story

William Kennedy's Prohibition Story

Pulitzer Prize-winner William Kennedy retells Prohibition era saga of Jack 'Legs' Diamond.

WMHT American Graduate Town Hall

WMHT American Graduate Town Hall

Elaine Houston moderates a conversation about the dropout crisis in our local communities.

WMHT American Graduate Youth Summit

WMHT American Graduate Youth Summit

Students held a summit to strategize solutions to reduce high school drop-out rates.

WMHT Talks Education

WMHT Talks Education

WMHT Talks Education featured TED-inspired talks from leaders in our community.

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WMHT Program List

Adirondack Storytellers
Age Wise
AHA! A House For Arts
Albany Academies: A City and a School

The Bottom Line
Capitaland Quarterly
Christmas in the Adirondacks
Divine Discontent: Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Enter the Haggis: Live at Lanigan's Ball
Fort Ticonderoga to West Point
The Four Freedoms
From Farm to Table
Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story
Hard Days Are Gone: The Irish in the Capital Region
Health Link
Helen Van Wyk Art Instruction Programs
Help Wanted
Historic Views of the Capital City (Albany, NY)
Historic Views of the Carpet City (Amsterdam, NY)
Historic Views of the Collar City (Troy, NY)
Historic Views of the Electric City (Schenectady, NY)
Historic Views of the Spa City (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Homefront and Warfront: Remembering WWII
Horses: Saratoga Style
How Healthy Is the Capital District?
Hudson River Journeys
The Iron Horse in Schenectady
The Iroquois
It's An Age Thing (2000 Series)
It's An Age Thing: Our Communities
Josef and Annie Albers: Art is Everywhere
Legacy in Stone: Restoring New York State's Capitol
Local Heroes: Baseball in the Capital Region
The Longest Hurrah: The O'Connell-Corning Years
Lower Lancaster Street

Matinee Memories: The Capital Region Goes to the Movies
Music for the Holidays
My Girlfriend's Quilt
The New York Capitol Fire
New York NOW
New York's Wine Country
Nine Long Days: TR's Journey to the White House

No Ordinary Lives: The War Years in Troy
One More Rise: The Hoffman's Playland Story
Our Town
Out in Albany
Path Through History
Presidents in Our Backyard
Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol
Refuse to Choose! with Barbara Sher
Remembering Downtown
Seasons of My Heart with Susanna Trilling (Season One)
Seneca Ray Stoddard: An American Original
Songs From the Heart of the Adirondacks
Starting Something
Tech Valley Now
Things That Aren't There Anymore
Through the Eyes of the Sculptor
Tommy Makem Celtic Music Programs
The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course
TvFILM
William Kennedy's Prohibition Story
Woodcarving With Rick Butz