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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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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Premieres September 14 - 20, 2014 at 8pm | Ken Burns weaves together the 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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James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty

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Watch Friday, September 12, 2014 at 9pm | Examine the life of the original art star, a caustic wit, man about town and eminent modern painter.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Prop 3: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 Prop 3: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URDfygqD5tcOne of the ballot measures you will be voting on when you head to the polls on November 4th is a subject this week on the pr...

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.