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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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Jul
15

Al Capone: Icon

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Watch Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8pm | Try to decide why Americans are fascinated by celebrity gangster Al Capone.

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Jul
14

POV | Dance For Me

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Watch Monday, July 21, 2014 at midnight | Delight in a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves.

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Jul
09

NOVA | Australia's First 4 Billion Years

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Watch Wednesdays, July 16 through August 6, 2014 at 9pm | Experience the history of the Land Down Under, the island continent that has it all.

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Jul
08

FRONTLINE | Separate and Unequal

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Watch Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10pm | Examine the comeback of segregation in America, with a focus on Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Jul
07

POV | Getting Back to Abnormal

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Watch Monday, July 14, 2014 at midnight | Witness a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics in a New Orleans re-election campaign.

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Jul
07

Prohibition

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Watch Mondays at 9pm July 14 - 28, 2014 | This Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film explores the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.

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Jul
02

Have Steam Engine Will Travel

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Watch Thursdays, July 10 & 17, 2014 at 10pm | Father-and-son team Barney and John Gramling have a uniquely odd passion: the duo restore derelict locomotive steam engines.

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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...