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Jul
29

FRONTLINE | Generation Like

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Watch Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10pm | Examine the evolving, complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them.

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Jul
28

POV | 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

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Watch Monday, August 4, 2014 at midnight | Follow a boy’s struggle for redemption in a place that routinely condemns children to die in prison.

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Jul
28

PBS Previews: The Roosevelts

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Watch Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 3pm | Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary about Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt.

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Jul
28

The Buddha

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Watch Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1pm | Review the life of the Buddha, an Indian sage who gained enlightenment. Richard Gere narrates.

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Jul
24

Historic Views of the Spa City

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Watch Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10pm | See the unique charms and timeless appeal of 'The Queen of Spas.'

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Jul
24

Saratoga WarHorse

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Watch Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:30pm | A touching program that connects former soldiers to retired thoroughbreds for emotional healing.

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Jul
24

The Track at Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course

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Watch Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8pm | Explore the history of America's grandest race course in Saratoga, New York.

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Jul
21

POV | Fallen City

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Watch Monday, July 28, 2014 at midnight | Journey from a devastated city in China to a new city nearby, a heartbreaking trip for survivors.

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Jul
15

Mark Twain

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Watch Tuesdays, July 29 & August 5, 2014 at 8pm | View Ken Burns’s illuminating portrait of one of the greatest writers in American history.

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Jul
15

FRONTLINE | Poor Kids

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Watch Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10pm | Follow three young girls in this unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children.

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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

Peter Young on “The Last Ocean” and the Politics of Antarctica’s Ross Sea

"We have no idea how valuable those places will be in a couple of generations. Right now, it takes a lot of foresight. Empty pockets and a bank deficit are not very good for foresight. It's the sam...

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...