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History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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FRONTLINE | Solitary Nation

Watch Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10pm | Through the stories of inmates and officers, get an intimate view of life in solitary confinement.

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American Masters | A Fierce Green Fire

Watch Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9pm | Experience the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement.

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Hudson River Brick Makers

Watch Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30pm | In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Hudson River Valley was the undisputed world capital of brick making.

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Seneca Ray Stoddard: An American Original

Watch Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 3:30pm | Explore the life and creative genius of landscape photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard.

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Wilderness: The Great Debate

Watch Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 2:30pm | Join Robert Redford and others who debate the need and purpose of wilderness.

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Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Watch Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 1:30pm | In honor of Earth Day: Green Fire is the first feature-length documentary about the great conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948).

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

New teachers union President wants to increase union's political potency

There’s a big change at state’s largest teacher’s union, New York State United Teachers, as members elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common ...

POV Documentary Blog

A Different Kind of Fight Film: Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

The Trials of Muhammad Ali gives a purposeful look to Ali's life outside of the ring. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston interviews director Bill Siegel about the making of the film.

American Masters

A Fierce Green Fire: Online Sneak Peak Screening with American Masters and The Sierra Club

Join Sierra Club conservationist Bruce Hamilton for a special sneak preview screening of American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire. We'll gather together to watch the first 20 minutes of the film, chat...