Experience the best in history programs and documentaries from WMHT. View history and documentary program descriptions and learn more about upcoming and previously aired programs below.

History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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Independent Lens | Blood Brother

Watch Monday, January 20, 2014 at midnight | Trace Rocky Braat’s journey from America to India, where he devotes his life to HIV-infected orphans.

American Promise
POV | American Promise

Watch Monday, February 3, 2014 at midnight | Follow two students as they make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the nation.

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American Masters | Salinger

Watch Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 9pm | Discover J.D. Salinger’s childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and secrets.

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American Experience | War Letters

Watch Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8pm | Experience the deepest, most human side of war through a collection of personal letters.

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Secrets of the Dead | JFK: One PM Central Standard Time

Watch Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1pm | Review the story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in NYC on the day Kennedy died.

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Independent Lens | At Berkeley

Watch Monday, January 13, 2014 at midnight | Go back to school in Frederick Wiseman’s intimate and sprawling documentary about UC Berkeley.

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 ...