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Treasures of New York: Hearst Tower

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Watch Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2pm | Hearst Tower redefined the modern skyscraper and pioneered a sustainable architectural vision for the 21st century.

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Lonesome George and the Battle for the Galapagos

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Watch Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8pm | Documentary about Lonesome George, officially the loneliest animal on the planet until his death in June 2012.

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Treasures of New York: Park Avenue Armory

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Watch Friday, July 12 at 10:30pm and Sunday, July 14 at 2pm | The Park Avenue Armory has reinvented itself into a visionary multimedia arts institution renowned worldwide.

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FRONTLINE | Two American Families

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Watch Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10pm | Follow two ordinary families in Milwaukee – one black, one white – who struggled to avoid poverty.

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POV | Only the Young

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Watch Monday, July 15 at Midnight | Follow three unconventional Christian teenagers coming of age in a small Southern California town.

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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

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Watch Tuesdays July 9 & 16, 2013 at 8pm | Sundays July 14-21, 2013 at 5pm | Follow Lewis and Clark’s 19th-century voyage of danger and discovery from St. Louis to the Pacific.

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POV | Herman's House

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Watch Monday, July 8, 2013 at midnight | Venture inside the relationship of a solitary confinement prisoner and an artist who befriended him.

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Secrets of the Dead | Ultimate Tut

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Watch Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9pm | Follow scientists and Egyptologists who build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen.

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POV | Special Flight

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Watch Monday, July 1, 2013 at midnight | Witness the plight of undocumented foreigners and the wardens at a detention center in Switzerland.

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Anthem

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Watch Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10pm | ANTHEM tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'

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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Schools say NY's surplus should fund nearly $2B in additional aid Schools say NY's surplus should fund nearly $2B in additional aid
The state’s Education Conference Board says now that the economy is improving and the state has a multi billion dollar surplus, it’s time to end years of what they say...

POV Documentary Blog

Dispatches from IDFA: The Third Entity Dispatches from IDFA: The Third Entity
"My green button-down has been replaced by a grey pullover. Also, I am a woman." Kel O'Neill experiences life as the ...

American Masters

Bing Crosby: Filmmaker Interview with Director Robert Trachtenberg Bing Crosby: Filmmaker Interview with Director Robert Trachtenberg
Please view the original post to see the video. Director Robert Trachtenberg worked with the Bing Crosby estate to bring a wealth of audio recordings and images to the...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.