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FRONTLINE | The Rise of ISIS

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Watch Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10pm | Investigate the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.

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NOVA | Bigger Than T-Rex

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Watch Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9pm | Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing a terrifying carnivore dubbed Spinosaurus.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Watch Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:30pm | Historical reenactments celebrate and bring to life Washington Irving's most beloved tale of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

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Independent Lens | Brakeless

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Watch Monday, October 27, 2014 at midnight | Examine the Japanese pursuit of efficiency, even at the expense of safety.

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Egypt's Golden Empire

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Watch Thursdays, October 23 - November 6, 2014 at 10pm | Watch dramatic re-creations that bring to life the story of the Egyptian empire.

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FRONTLINE | Losing Iraq

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Watch Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10pm | Trace the U.S. role in Iraq from the 2003 invasion to the current violence.

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Independent Lens | Twin Sisters

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Watch Monday, October 20, 2014 at midnight | Examine the inextricable bond between adopted twins reared apart.

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NOVA | Ben Franklin’s Balloons

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Watch Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9pm | Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.

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How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson

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Watch Wednesdays at 10pm through November 12, 2014 | Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to hear extraordinary stories behind remarkable ideas that made modern life possible.

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FRONTLINE | The Trouble With Antibiotics

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Watch Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10pm | Track the use of antibiotics in food animals and if it’s fueling antibiotic resistance in people.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Prop 3: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 Prop 3: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URDfygqD5tcOne of the ballot measures you will be voting on when you head to the polls on November 4th is a subject this week on the pr...

POV Documentary Blog

Forever, Directed by Heddy Honigmann Forever, Directed by Heddy Honigmann
Inside the gates of the Parisian graveyard, breezes ruffle the leaves of chestnut trees, pigeons scatter in a flutter...

American Masters

Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute
Marian Seldes, a vital figure in New York theater, died October 6, 2014, in her Manhattan home. She was 86. Seldes was an enduring presence on the Broadway stage, nota...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.