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History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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Independent Lens | Muscle Shoals

Watch Monday, April 28, 2014 at midnight | Celebrate the Alabama studio that united black and white to create music for the generations.

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FRONTLINE | Solitary Nation

Watch Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10pm | Through the stories of inmates and officers, get an intimate view of life in solitary confinement.

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American Masters | A Fierce Green Fire

Watch Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9pm | Experience the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement.

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Hudson River Brick Makers

Watch Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30pm | In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Hudson River Valley was the undisputed world capital of brick making.

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Seneca Ray Stoddard: An American Original

Watch Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 3:30pm | Explore the life and creative genius of landscape photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard.

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Wilderness: The Great Debate

Watch Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 2:30pm | Join Robert Redford and others who debate the need and purpose of wilderness.

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

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

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...