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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 8pm | 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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Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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Watch Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8pm | Lift the veil of secrecy on MI6, the legendary British spy agency.

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Broadway: The American Musical

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Watch Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:30pm | This six-part documentary series chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century.

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Little League: A History

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Watch Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 1:30pm | Trace the 75-year history of the world's largest organized youth sports program.

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American Masters | Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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Watch Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9pm | Explore, with Lange’s granddaughter, the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer’s life story.

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Screening: The Roosevelts

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Please join us for a 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 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

Op-Doc: “A Marriage to Remember” by “The Genius of Marian” filmmaker Banker White

Watch A Marriage to Remember, an Op-Doc from The New York Times by The Genius of Marian filmmaker Banker White.

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: World War II: The Internment of Japanese-Americans

Please view the original post to see the video. "This is what we did. How did it happen? How could we? Now, I have never had a comfortable feeling about that war relocation job. All the difficulti...