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Jun
24

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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Jun
23

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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Jun
23

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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Jun
23

Albany Academies: A City and a School

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Watch Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1pm | Discover the story of The Albany Academies, a city and a school.

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Jun
19

Time Scanners

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Watch Tuesdays, July 1 – 15, 2014 at 8pm | Using cutting-edge technology, this series reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past.

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Jun
19

The Grove

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Watch Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10pm | Discover the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

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Jun
18

How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson

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Coming to WMHT TV October 2014

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Jun
18

History Detectives Special Investigations

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Watch Tuesdays, July 1 – 22, 2014 at 9pm | A detective team brings cutting edge tools to some of our biggest historical mysteries.

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Jun
17

The March

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Watch Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8pm | Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington.

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Jun
17

American Experience | Freedom Summer

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Watch Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 9pm on WMHT & Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Relive 1964's Freedom Summer and the dramatic struggle for equality in Mississippi.

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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! ‘Dance for Me’ Premieres Tonight

Dance for Me 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 ...

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Video: “Migrant Mother” Photo Series at the Library of Congress

Please view the original post to see the video. Migrant Mother, the iconic photo representing America's Great Depression, is part of the body of work Dorothea Lange created while working for the F...