Documentaries & Specials

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

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.

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.

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 New York Capitol Fire

The New York Capitol Fire

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

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.

The O’Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah

The O’Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah

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

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.

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.

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WMHT Program List

Adirondack Storytellers
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
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
No Ordinary Lives: The War Years in Troy
The O'Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah
Our Town
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
Tech Valley Now
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