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FRONTLINE | Ebola Outbreak

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Watch Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10pm | Follow health officials tracking the deadly Ebola outbreak and trying to stop its rampant spread.

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American Experience | Mount Rushmore

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Watch Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8pm | Learn Mount Rushmore’s story, which is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself.

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POV | The Genius of Marian

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Watch Monday, September 8, 2014 at midnight | Follow an emotionally complex story of one family’s struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer’s.

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Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

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Watch Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10pm | View an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing and accomplished visionaries.

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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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Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go To War

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Watch Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8pm | Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis — the world on the brink of nuclear holocaust.

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FRONTLINE | Secret State of North Korea

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Watch Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10pm | Explore life under North Korea’s new ruler and scrutinize the dictator as he tries to retain power.

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Secrets of Westminster

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Watch Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8pm | Discover the hidden worlds of London’s House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Abbey.

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The Fidel Castro Tapes

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Watch Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9pm | Survey the turbulent career of one of the world’s most contentious leaders.

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POV | After Tiller

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Watch Monday, September 1, 2014 at midnight | Meet the doctors in the U.S. still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller — and in the face of intense protestors.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

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 school administrators who ...

POV Documentary Blog

Spread the Word in the Final Hours! ‘After Tiller’ Airs Tonight

Check out our Storify round-up for inspiration on spreading the word about the film After Tiller, airing tonight on PBS! Use our sample tweets to help get the word out.

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Watch Full Film: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Please view the original post to see the video. Her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent...