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Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Watch Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 1:30pm | In honor of Earth Day: Green Fire is the first feature-length documentary about the great conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948).

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Saratoga WarHorse

Watch Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:30pm | A touching program that connects former soldiers to retired thoroughbreds for emotional healing.

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Divine Discontent: Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Watch Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:30pm | Charles Proteus Steinmetz was an innovator in electrical engineering, supplying many of the underlying formulas that made widespread electrical transmission possible.

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The Address

Watch Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9pm | Watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.

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Independent Lens | The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Watch Monday, April 14, 2014 at midnight | Witness Muhammad Ali’s toughest bout, his battle to overturn his prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service.

The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue
The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue

Watch Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10pm | Inspired by AMC’s 'Mad Men,' 'The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue' chronicles the growth of the advertising industry from the 1950s through today

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...