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American Experience | Billy the Kid

Watch Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8pm | Deconstruct the mythology surrounding the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid.

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Independent Lens | Spies of Mississippi

Watch Monday, February 10, 2014 at midnight | Learn about a spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi in the 50s-60s to preserve segregation.

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American Experience | The Amish: Shunned

Watch Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:30pm | Follow seven former members of Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave.

American Experience | The Amish
American Experience | The Amish

Watch Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:30pm | Find answers to questions about the Amish — an insistently insular religious community.

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American Masters | Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Watch Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9pm | Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.

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Black History Month Programming

PBS Celebrates Black History Month with new programs and a digital campaign that unites more than a century of history and culture

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

Hot Docs: 10 Documentaries Doc Soup Man Is Eager to See

Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs April 24 to May 4, 2014.

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...