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Independent Lens | Brothers Hypnotic

Watch Monday, April 7, 2014 at midnight | See how the eight band members test their father’s ideals against their own brotherly vision.

Secrets of Selfridges

Watch Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 10pm | Uncover hidden stories about Selfridges in London and delve into the mind of its American creator.

The Jewish People: A Story of Survival

Watch Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:30pm | Spanning millennia, this history of the Jewish people explores how a small group who started as desert nomads.

Israel: The Royal Tour

Watch Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 6pm | One-hour special offers unprecedented look at Israel through the eyes of the prime minister.

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

Watch Tuesdays, March 25 & April 1, 2014 at 8pm | Join Simon Schama to explore the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day.

Secrets of the Dead | Carthage’s Lost Warriors

Watch Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10pm | Learn if Carthaginians fleeing the conquering Romans may have taken refuge in South America.

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

A Different Kind of Fight Film: Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

The Trials of Muhammad Ali gives purposeful look to Ali's life outside of the ring. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston interviews director Bill Siegel about the making of the film.

American Masters

Michael Kantor is New Executive Producer of American Masters

[caption id="attachment_2995" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Michael Kantor. Photo by Jayme Roy"][/caption] New York, NY — April 16, 2014 WNET, parent company of New York’s public televi...