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The Diamond Queen
The Diamond Queen

Watch Mondays July 8 - 22, 2013 at 10pm | Andrew Marr presents a three-part documentary series looking at the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, with special interviews and remarkable archive footage.

Secrets of Chatsworth
Secrets of Chatsworth

Watch Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 8pm & Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 7pm | Survey the 500-year history of Chatsworth and learn about its American connections.

POV | Herman's House
POV | Herman's House

Watch Monday, July 8, 2013 at midnight | Venture inside the relationship of a solitary confinement prisoner and an artist who befriended him.

Secrets of the Dead | Ultimate Tut
Secrets of the Dead | Ultimate Tut

Watch Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9pm | Follow scientists and Egyptologists who build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen.

The Civil War
The Civil War

Watch Sundays at 2:30pm July 7, 2013 - July 28, 2013 | Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive - and defining - conflict.

The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty

Watch Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 8pm | Revisit Ken Burns's history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans.

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...