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Secrets of the Dead | Resurrecting Richard III

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Watch Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10pm | Follow scientists who are testing the bones of England’s King Richard III, unearthed in 2011.

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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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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 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 sc...

American Masters

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work: About the Film Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work: About the Film
Immediately following the premiere of American Masters: The Boomer List, American Masters will present an In Memoriam...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.