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Jul
02

Secrets of the Dead | The Mona Lisa Mystery

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Watch Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10pm | Analyze an earlier version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, uncovered in 2012.

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Jul
01

FRONTLINE | Secrets of the Vatican

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Watch Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10pm | Get an account of Pope Benedict’s final days and Francis’ battle to set the church on a new path.

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Jun
30

POV | My Way to Olympia

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Watch Monday, July 7, 2014 at midnight | Accompany a disabled filmmaker, who frankly hates sports, as he covers the London Paralympics.

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Jun
30

The Civil War

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Watch Sundays at 1pm July 6, 2014 - July 27, 2014 | Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict.

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Jun
27

FRONTLINE | Syria’s Second Front

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Watch Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8pm on WORLD | Venture into the Syrian war zone with rebel forces trying to battle extremist Islamic factions.

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Jun
27

FRONTLINE | Egypt in Crisis

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Watch Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

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Jun
27

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

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Watch Monday July 14, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Peter Sagal takes viewers on a fast-paced, surprising journey across the nation to examine the 4,418 words — and 27 amendments — that made America.

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Jun
26

The Statue of Liberty

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Watch Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10pm | Revisit Ken Burns's history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans.

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Jun
25

Secrets of the Dead | Bones of the Buddha

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Watch Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10pm | Join historian Charles Allen to solve the mystery of bones reputed to be those of the Buddha.

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Jun
24

FRONTLINE | To Catch a Trader

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Watch Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10pm | Track an ongoing seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in Ed Comm

The President of the state’s teachers’ union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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POV Documentary Blog

The 10 Most Patriotic American Documentaries

On the Fourth of July, most of us, myself included, get so caught up in the food and party planning that we tend to forget that it's a day to pay tribute to our country.

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Video: “Migrant Mother” Photo Series at the Library of Congress

Please view the original post to see the video. Migrant Mother, the iconic photo representing America's Great Depression, is part of the body of work Dorothea Lange created while working for the F...