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Screening: The Roosevelts

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Please join us for a preview 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 Boomer List: American Masters

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Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9pm | Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964.

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Finding Your Roots Season 2

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Watch Tuesdays at 8pm beginning September 23, 2014 | Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps to uncover the ancestry and finds connections between guests.

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POV | Koch

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Watch Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10pm | View a portrait of blunt, funny, combative and egocentric three-term New York City mayor, Ed Koch.

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Premieres September 14 - 20, 2014 at 8pm | Ken Burns weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

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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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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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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

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

Upcoming POV Screenings

Check out the great lineup of POV films being screened across the country this week! Don’t forget to visit our local events calendar for a full list of events.

American Masters

The Boomer List: Filmmaker Interview with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Please view the original post to see the video. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders began his career as a photographer and The Boomer List is the latest in the list series which he calls his "portraiture c...

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