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History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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10 Buildings that Changed America

Watch Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10pm | Survey 10 works of American architecture that changed the way we live.

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FRONTLINE | TB Silent Killer

Watch Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10pm | Hear heart-wrenching stories of the spread of tuberculosis, often drug-resistant, around the world.

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Independent Lens | All Of Me: A Story of Love, Loss and Last Resorts

Watch Monday, March 24, 2014 at midnight | Witness the issues and consequences of weight-loss surgery for the morbidly obese “Girls.”

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Echoes of Creation

Watch Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11pm | A unique visual and aural experience through the exquisite beauty of Alaska, California and the Pacific Northwest.

Independent Lens | Medora
Independent Lens | Medora

Follow a down-but-not-out basketball team whose struggles parallel its town’s fight for survival.

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Secrets of the Dead | The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

Watch Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10pm | Examine new forensic techniques being used to study the famed explorer’s lost diary.

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

Apply for Britdoc’s PUMA Impact Award

Our friends at Britdoc are bringing back The PUMA Impact Award for the 4th year. Submit your film before April 28th to this annual prize honoring the best in documentary filmmaking for social change.

American Masters

A Fierce Green Fire: Timeline of Environmental Movement and History

This timeline of key moments in environmental history and the environmental movement is adapted from Tom Turner's chronology for American Earth, an anthology edited by Bill McKibben. The timeline ...