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Woodstock: In Search of Utopia

Watch Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10pm | How did Woodstock, NY become the most famous small town in the world?

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Touching the Void

Watch Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2pm | A gripping account of survival in the Andes, based on the book by British adventurer Joe Simpson.

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Independent Lens | How to Survive a Plague

Watch Monday, December 30, 2013 at midnight | Follow two groups whose activism turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Queen’s Palaces

Thursdays at 10pm beginning December 19, 2013 | A celebration of royal buildings Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Independent Lens | Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Watch Monday, December 23, 2013 at midnight | Hear the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world’s greatest sushi chef.

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FRONTLINE | From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

Watch Tuesdays, December 24 & December 31, 2013 at 10pm | Chart the epic story of the rise of Christianity, from the life of Jesus to the period that followed his death.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

New teachers union President wants to increase union's political potency

There’s a big change at state’s largest teacher’s union, New York State United Teachers, as members elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common ...

POV Documentary Blog

Upcoming POV Screenings

'American Promise' and 'Neurotypical' take the lead this week, with screenings and discussions centering around social and emotional development happening throughout the nation. Check out our local...

American Masters

A Fierce Green Fire: Online Sneak Peak Screening with American Masters and The Sierra Club

Join Sierra Club conservationist Bruce Hamilton for a special sneak preview screening of American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire. We'll gather together to watch the first 20 minutes of the film, chat...