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Al Capone: Icon

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Watch Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8pm | Try to decide why Americans are fascinated by celebrity gangster Al Capone.

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POV | Dance For Me

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Watch Monday, July 21, 2014 at midnight | Delight in a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves.

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NOVA | Australia's First 4 Billion Years

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Watch Wednesdays, July 16 through August 6, 2014 at 9pm | Experience the history of the Land Down Under, the island continent that has it all.

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FRONTLINE | Separate and Unequal

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Watch Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10pm | Examine the comeback of segregation in America, with a focus on Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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POV | Getting Back to Abnormal

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Watch Monday, July 14, 2014 at midnight | Witness a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics in a New Orleans re-election campaign.

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Prohibition

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Watch Mondays at 9pm July 14 - 28, 2014 | This Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film explores the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.

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Have Steam Engine Will Travel

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Watch Thursdays, July 10 & 17, 2014 at 10pm | Father-and-son team Barney and John Gramling have a uniquely odd passion: the duo restore derelict locomotive steam engines.

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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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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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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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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

Spread the Word in the Final Hours! ‘Fallen City’ Premieres Tonight!

Fallen City premieres tonight on PBS. Check out our Storify round-up to see how people are using Tweets and Facebook posts to let their community know about the films. Use our partner toolkit for e...

American Masters

The Boomer List: About the Film

Please view the original post to see the video. From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in...