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American Experience | Triangle Fire

Watch Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8pm | Learn how a tragic factory fire led to workplace safety laws.

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FRONTLINE | Generation Like

Watch Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10pm | Examine the evolving, complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them.

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American Experience | The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

Watch Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 4:30pm | Trace the brief life of New York’s Penn Station, whose destruction spurred landmarks preservation.

Independent Lens | Las Marthas
Independent Lens | Las Marthas

Watch Monday, February 17, 2014 at midnight | Follow the Mexican-American girls who help preserve the Martha Washington debutante ball in Laredo.

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FRONTLINE | Syria’s Second Front

Watch Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10pm | Venture into the Syrian war zone with rebel forces trying to battle extremist Islamic factions.

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American Experience | Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

Watch Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9pm | Separate fact from fiction regarding the bank robbers whose exploits captivated America.

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...