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Apr
01

Independent Lens | Seeking Asian Female

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Monday, May 6, 2013 at midnight | View the love story between an aging white man and the Chinese bride he finds online.

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Mar
28

FRONTLINE | Never Forget to Lie

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Watch Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10pm | Travel to the Jewish ghettos of Poland to hear the poignant recollections of child survivors.

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Mar
28

Independent Lens | The Undocumented

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April 30, 2013 at 12am | Meet the Arizonans who try to identify the bodies of illegal crossers lost in the desert.

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Mar
28

Central Park Five Screening

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Join WMHT and the New York State Writers Institute Friday, April 5, 2013 for a screening of Central Park Five.

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Mar
28

Independent Lens | The Island President

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Watch April 23, 2013 at 12am | See how President Mohamed Nasheed is trying to prevent the drowning of 385,000 Maldivians.

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Mar
28

Central Park Five | A Ken Burns Film

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April 16, 2013 at 9pm | Review the Central Park rape case from the perspective of the wrongly convicted teenagers.

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Mar
28

Independent Lens | Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

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April 16, 2013 at 12am | Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman.

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Mar
28

FRONTLINE | Syria Behind the Lines

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Watch April 9, 2013 at 10pm | Witness the devastating effect of the religious feud that’s shaping Syria’s future.

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Mar
28

Independent Lens | The House I Live In

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April 9, 2013 at 12am | Explore the human-rights implications of America’s least winnable war – the war on drugs.

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Mar
19

Kind Hearted Woman

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Story of a single mother trying to heal following years of abuse.

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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

Peter Young on “The Last Ocean” and the Politics of Antarctica’s Ross Sea

"We have no idea how valuable those places will be in a couple of generations. Right now, it takes a lot of foresight. Empty pockets and a bank deficit are not very good for foresight. It's the sam...

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...