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Experience the best in history programs and documentaries from WMHT. View history and documentary program descriptions and learn more about upcoming and previously aired programs below.

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Being Poirot

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Watch Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 9pm | After two decades playing one of television’s greatest icons, David Suchet goes on a journey to unravel the greatest mystery of all – the story behind Hercule Poirot himself.

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WMHT to Produce New Documentary on Hoffman’s Playland

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As part of our ongoing commitment to sharing the stories of our region’s people, places and events, WMHT has announced plans to create a new documentary focused on the history of Hoffman’s Playland. 

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Saratoga WarHorse

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Watch Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:30pm on WORLD | A touching program that connects former soldiers to retired thoroughbreds for emotional healing.

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The Track at Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course

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Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:30pm | Explore the history of America's grandest race course in Saratoga, New York.

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America ReFramed | The Medicine Game

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Watch Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6pm on WORLD | Two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven to beat the odds and play lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University.

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PBS Previews: The Roosevelts

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Watch Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 10:30pm | Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary about Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt.

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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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Watch marathon Saturday, August 9, 2014 beginning at 9:30am | This six-hour series chronicles the full sweep of African-American history.

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FRONTLINE | Generation Like

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Watch Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10pm | Examine the evolving, complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them.

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POV | 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

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Watch Monday, August 4, 2014 at midnight | Follow a boy’s struggle for redemption in a place that routinely condemns children to die in prison.

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The Buddha

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Watch Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1pm | Review the life of the Buddha, an Indian sage who gained enlightenment. Richard Gere narrates.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Voters will decide education Bond Act this Fall

Voters in New York will decide in November whether the state should borrow $2 billion dollars for new technology including I-Pads in school classrooms.  Teachers and school administrators who ...

POV Documentary Blog

How Fair Use Brought Dream Deceivers to Home Video

Filmmaker David Van Taylor employed fair use of his 1992 POV film Dream Deceivers. Now, a new generation will be able to see the famous doc about the trial that tried Judas Priest for putting subli...

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Book Excerpts from Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

The following book excerpts are from Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning: Her Lifetime in Photography (illustrated; 192 pages) by Elizabeth Partridge. Text used by permission and published by...