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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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American Masters | Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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Watch Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9pm | Explore, with Lange’s granddaughter, the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer’s life story.

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POV | Big Men

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Watch Monday, August 25, 2014 at midnight | Get an unprecedented inside look at the global deal-making and dark underside of energy development.

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FRONTLINE | A Death in St. Augustine

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Watch Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10pm | See what can go wrong when police are faced with domestic violence allegations in their own ranks.

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The Lost Pueblo Village: A Time Team America Presentation

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Watch Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9pm | Was this concentrated settlement the scene of a turning point in human history?

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The Lost Civil War Prison: A Time Team America Presentation

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Watch Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8pm | Time Team America joined the effort to map the entire stockade and learn more about this important moment in the nation's history.

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American Masters | Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

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Watch Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9pm | Laugh along as comedy giant Mel Brooks shares stories about his personal life and career.

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The O’Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah

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Watch Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8pm | This historic documentary tells the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life,' Erastus Corning and long-time party boss, Dan O’Connell.

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To Be Forever Wild

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Watch Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:30pm | A nonfiction film created by director David Becker and a group of 15 filmmakers, musicians and artists in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

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The Iron Horse in Schenectady: Locomotives for the World

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Watch Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:30pm | The story of the men, women and locomotives that once made Schenectady 'The City that Lights and Hauls the World.'

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POV | A World Not Ours

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Watch Monday, August 18, 2014 at midnight | Learn about a Palestinian family’s multi-generational experience as permanent refugees.

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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...

POV Documentary Blog

After “The Roosevelts,” What’s Next for Ken Burns After “The Roosevelts,” What’s Next for Ken Burns
Among Burns future documentaries are Vietnam, which Doc Soup Man Tom Roston says "could be Burns's most significant s...

American Masters

Bing Crosby Rediscovered: About the Film Bing Crosby Rediscovered: About the Film
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The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.