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Experience the best in history programs and documentaries from WMHT. View history and documentary program descriptions and learn more about upcoming and previously aired programs below.

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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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POV | Homegoings

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Watch Monday, June 24, 2013 at midnight | Take an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.

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Henry Ford | American Experience

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Watch Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8pm | Watch a profile of the farm boy who became the 20th century’s most influential American innovator.

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Independent Lens | The Revolutionary Optimists

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Watch Monday, June 17, 2013 at midnight | Witness the transformation some of the poorest slums of Kolkata through the empowerment of children.

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John D. Rockefeller | American Experience

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Watch Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 8pm | Hear the story of the billionaire who changed forever the way America did business.

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Orphans of the Genocide

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Watch Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 8pm | Journey through never-before-seen archival footage & discovered memoirs of orphans who lived through the Armenian Genocide.

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American Masters | Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound

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Watch Friday, May 31, 2013 at 9pm | Examine the private life and public career of Joan Baez, recording artist and political activist.

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FRONTLINE | Outlawed in Pakistan

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10pm | Trace a teenaged rape victim’s five-year odyssey through Pakistan’s broken justice system.

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The Ghost Army

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Watch Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10pm | Learn about the American GIs who tricked the enemy in WWII with carefully crafted illusions.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain
The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like iPads and other tablets. Fiscal watchdogs are ...

POV Documentary Blog

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This week, five different films screen in five cities throughout the US, covering topics such as politics, genocide, ...

American Masters

Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute
Marian Seldes, a vital figure in New York theater, died October 6, 2014, in her Manhattan home. She was 86. Seldes was an enduring presence on the Broadway stage, nota...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.