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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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Makers Season 2

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Watch Tuesdays at 9pm September 30 - November 4, 2014 | Groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics.

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The Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet

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Watch Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:30pm | Join David Suchet on his trip to learn more about the best-selling murder mystery writer in history.

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Return

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Watch Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2pm | Explore the emotions and the conclusions of an American Jew returning to his German homeland after 30 years.

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Echoes of the Holocaust

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Watch Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1pm | The Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach stands as a stark reminder and stunning symbol of anguish and tragedy.

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:30pm | Take a hilarious year-long ride with iconic comedian Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life.

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Secrets of the Dead | Resurrecting Richard III

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Watch Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10pm | Follow scientists who are testing the bones of England’s King Richard III, unearthed in 2011.

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Screening: The Roosevelts

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Please join us for a preview screening of Ken Burns's 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History' and view portions of our local documentary 'Nine Long Days: TR’s Journey to The White House.'

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The Boomer List: American Masters

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Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9pm | Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964.

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Finding Your Roots Season 2

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Watch Tuesdays at 8pm September 23 - November 25, 2014 | Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps to uncover the ancestry of guests.

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POV | Koch

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Watch Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10pm | View a portrait of blunt, funny, combative and egocentric three-term New York City mayor, Ed Koch.

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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.