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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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Secrets of the Dead | Death on the Railroad

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Watch Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10pm | Find out how and why 57 Irish immigrants to the U.S. died in 1832.

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The War | The Ghost Front

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Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 4:30pm | WWII: December 1944 - March 1945

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The War | Fubar

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Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 2pm | WWII: September 1944-December 1944

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The War | Pride of Our Nation

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Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 4pm | The end of WWII, there are signs on both sides of the world that the tide of the war is turning.

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The War | A Deadly Calling

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Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2pm | Learn about the war from November 1943 through June 1944.

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Pacific Heartbeat: Hula - Language of the Heart

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Watch Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7pm and 12pm on WMHT WORLD | The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival is a 4 day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling of hula.

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FRONTLINE | Top Secret America: 9/11 to the Boston Bombings

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Watch April 30, 2013 at 10pm | Trace the journey from 9/11 to the Boston Marathon bombings and investigate the secret history of the battle against terrorism.

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American Masters | Hollywood Chinese

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Monday, May 6, 2013 at 8:30am, 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Tuesday, May 7 at 12:30am | A treasure trove of film clips accents this chronicle of Chinese-American cinematic history.

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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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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...

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American Masters

Bing Crosby: The Crosby Family Today: A Web Exclusive Video Bing Crosby: The Crosby Family Today: A Web Exclusive Video
In this exclusive clip, Bing Crosby's family reflects on his life as a performer and family man. Hear all surviving members of Crosby’s immediate family — his wife Kat...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.