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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

The 10 Most Patriotic American Documentaries

On the Fourth of July, most of us, myself included, get so caught up in the food and party planning that we tend to forget that it's a day to pay tribute to our country.

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Dorothea Lange Biography with Photo Gallery

Life Summary Best known for her iconic photograph Migrant Mother, photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) had a career that spanned more than four decades. In 1919 at the age of 23 she daringly op...