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Independent Lens | Detropia

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Monday, May 27, 2013 at midnight | Learn how Detroit residents are ready to create a radically new post-industrial city.

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Independent Lens | Soul Food Junkies

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Monday, May 20, 2013 at midnight | Learn more about the soul-food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity with filmmaker Byron Hurt.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...