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History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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Chasing Shackleton

Watch Wednesdays, January 8 - 22, 2014 at 10pm | Follow a modern expedition that re-creates Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic sea-and-land voyage.

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FRONTLINE | To Catch a Trader

Watch Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10pm | Track an ongoing seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history.

Independent Lens | The Invisible War
Independent Lens | The Invisible War

Watch Monday, January 6, 2014 at midnight | Hear about the epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. military.

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Divine Women

Watch Mondays, January 13 - 27, 2014 at 10pm | Award winning historian Bettany Hughes explores the complex attitudes towards women and religion, from 10,000 BC to the present day.

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American Experience | 1964

Watch Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8pm & Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:30pm | Follow prominent and ordinary Americans whose actions began to turn the country onto a new course.

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American Experience | Poisoner's Handbook

Watch Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8pm | Learn how forensic chemistry was used in the early 20th century to convict murderers.

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

Hot Docs: 10 Documentaries Doc Soup Man Is Eager to See

Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs April 24 to May 4, 2014.

American Masters

A Fierce Green Fire: Watch the Film

American Masters presents A Fierce Green Fire, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings...