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Independent Lens | The State of Arizona
Independent Lens | The State of Arizona

Watch Monday, January 27, 2014 at midnight | Witness the tense emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s struggle with illegal immigration.

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Independent Lens | Blood Brother

Watch Monday, January 20, 2014 at midnight | Trace Rocky Braat’s journey from America to India, where he devotes his life to HIV-infected orphans.

American Promise
POV | American Promise

Watch Monday, February 3, 2014 at midnight | Follow two students as they make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the nation.

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American Masters | Salinger

Watch Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 9pm | Discover J.D. Salinger’s childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and secrets.

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American Experience | War Letters

Watch Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8pm | Experience the deepest, most human side of war through a collection of personal letters.

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Secrets of the Dead | JFK: One PM Central Standard Time

Watch Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1pm | Review the story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in NYC on the day Kennedy died.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Study finds New Yorkers don't want school mergers

Governor Cuomo and the legislature approved a plan in the state budget to encourage local governments and schools to merge and share services over the next few years, in an attempt to lower propert...

POV Documentary Blog

Use of Force’s Nonny de la Peña on Pushing Journalism into the Interactive Realm

Multi-platform storytelling is giving journalists a new spectrum of creativity within which to compose and share their stories. But how does this leeway affect objectivity?

American Masters

George Plimpton: Watch Excerpt: George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review

"The Paris Review is maybe a spiritual hideout for George," reflects Terry McDonnell of Sports Illustrated. I think it was a place where he could do the highest level of his work in the way he wou...