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Life in Cold Blood

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Thursdays, April 25 - May 23, 2013 at 10pm | Sir David Attenborough tells the story of reptiles and amphibians – the most enduringly successful animals ever to walk on land.

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The Dust Bowl | Reaping the Whirlwind

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8pm | Experience the conservation efforts to bring farms back to life, with dangers of another Dust Bowl in the future.

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The War | When Things Get Tough

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:30pm | Part 2 of the seven-part Ken Burns documentary series that explore WWII.

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The War | A Necessary War

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2pm | Explore the history and horror of the WWII from an American perspective in this first part of a seven-part Ken Burns documentary series.

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The World of Stonehenge

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Watch Mondays April 29-May 6, 2013 at 10pm | A cutting-edge voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain, from the glacial wasteland of 12,000BC to the glories of the Stone Age.

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Secrets of the Dead | Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

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Premieres Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10pm | Learn how the bugging of German POWs in England helped the Allies win WWII.

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Pacific Heartbeat: Na Lani ‘Eha From ‘Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty

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Premieres Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm on WMHT WORLD 17.3

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America ReFramed | Big Enough

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Premieres Sunday, April 14 at 8pm on WMHT WORLD 17.3

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FRONTLINE | The Untouchables

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10pm | Learn why Wall Street leaders connected to America’s financial meltdown have escaped prosecution.

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American Experience | Annie Oakley

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Watch Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8pm | Learn why the legend of Annie Oakley had little to do with the real Annie.

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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

Thom Powers on “The Look of Silence,” and How the Toronto Film Fest’s Conference Is Tackling the Digital Documentary Landscape

Michael Moore, Joshua Oppenheimer, Marc Schiller and Astra Taylor will be a part of the Toronto International Film Festival's Doc Conference, Sept 9-10, 2014.

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...