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The Civil War

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Watch Sundays at 1pm July 6, 2014 - July 27, 2014 | Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict.

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FRONTLINE | Syria’s Second Front

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Watch Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8pm on WORLD | Venture into the Syrian war zone with rebel forces trying to battle extremist Islamic factions.

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FRONTLINE | Egypt in Crisis

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Watch Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

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Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

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Watch Monday July 14, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Peter Sagal takes viewers on a fast-paced, surprising journey across the nation to examine the 4,418 words — and 27 amendments — that made America.

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The Statue of Liberty

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Watch Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10pm | Revisit Ken Burns's history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans.

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Secrets of the Dead | Bones of the Buddha

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Watch Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10pm | Join historian Charles Allen to solve the mystery of bones reputed to be those of the Buddha.

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FRONTLINE | To Catch a Trader

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Watch Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10pm | Track an ongoing seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history.

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Coming September 2014 | Ken Burns’s stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

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POV | American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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Watch Monday, June 30, 2014 at midnight on WMHT & Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:30pm on WORLD | Meet Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese-American philosopher who has been waging a revolution for 75 years.

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Divine Discontent: Charles Proteus Steinmetz

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Watch Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1:30pm | Charles Proteus Steinmetz was an innovator in electrical engineering, supplying many of the underlying formulas that made widespread electrical transmission possible.

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The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in Ed Comm

The President of the state’s teachers’ union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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POV Documentary Blog

Spread the Word in the Final Hours! ‘Fallen City’ Premieres Tonight!

Fallen City premieres tonight on PBS. Check out our Storify round-up to see how people are using Tweets and Facebook posts to let their community know about the films. Use our partner toolkit for e...

American Masters

The Boomer List: About the Film

Please view the original post to see the video. From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in...