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FRONTLINE | Solitary Nation

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Watch Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 10pm | Through the stories of inmates and officers, get an intimate view of life in solitary confinement.

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Independent Lens | Powerless

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Watch Monday, November 3, 2014 at midnight | See a man who provides illegal electrical services in India and the woman trying to dismantle them.

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Royal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen

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Watch Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9pm | Captivating documentary that gives viewers the extraordinary opportunity to see the royal family through the eyes of an insider.

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NOVA | First Air War

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Watch Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9pm | Uncover secrets of some colorful and deadly early flying machines and explore their role in WWI.

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FRONTLINE | The Rise of ISIS

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Watch Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10pm | Investigate the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.

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NOVA | Bigger Than T-Rex

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Watch Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9pm | Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing a terrifying carnivore dubbed Spinosaurus.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Watch Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:30pm | Historical reenactments celebrate and bring to life Washington Irving's most beloved tale of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

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Independent Lens | Brakeless

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Watch Monday, October 27, 2014 at midnight | Examine the Japanese pursuit of efficiency, even at the expense of safety.

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Egypt's Golden Empire

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Watch Thursdays, October 23 - November 6, 2014 at 10pm | Watch dramatic re-creations that bring to life the story of the Egyptian empire.

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FRONTLINE | Losing Iraq

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Watch Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10pm | Trace the U.S. role in Iraq from the 2003 invasion to the current violence.

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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain
The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like iPads and other tablets. Fiscal watchdogs are ...

POV Documentary Blog

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This week, five different films screen in five cities throughout the US, covering topics such as politics, genocide, ...

American Masters

Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute
Marian Seldes, a vital figure in New York theater, died October 6, 2014, in her Manhattan home. She was 86. Seldes was an enduring presence on the Broadway stage, nota...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.