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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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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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American Experience | Jesse James

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 8pm | Find out why the story of Jesse James is more fiction than fact.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Voters will decide education Bond Act this Fall 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 sc...

American Masters

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work: Film Excerpt: Thanksgiving in New York Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work: Film Excerpt: Thanksgiving in New York
"Today is Thanksgiving," Joan Rivers remarks, standing amongst her decorators and lavish holiday table. "My favorite time of year -- favorite time of year."
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.