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James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty

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Watch Friday, September 12, 2014 at 9pm | Examine the life of the original art star, a caustic wit, man about town and eminent modern painter.

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Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go To War

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Watch Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8pm | Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis — the world on the brink of nuclear holocaust.

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FRONTLINE | Secret State of North Korea

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Watch Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10pm | Explore life under North Korea’s new ruler and scrutinize the dictator as he tries to retain power.

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Secrets of Westminster

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Watch Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8pm | Discover the hidden worlds of London’s House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Abbey.

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The Fidel Castro Tapes

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Watch Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8pm | Survey the turbulent career of one of the world’s most contentious leaders.

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POV | After Tiller

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Watch Monday, September 1, 2014 at midnight | Meet the doctors in the U.S. still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller — and in the face of intense protestors.

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Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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Watch Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8pm | Lift the veil of secrecy on MI6, the legendary British spy agency.

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Broadway: The American Musical

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Watch Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:30pm | This six-part documentary series chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century.

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Little League: A History

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Watch Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 1:30pm | Trace the 75-year history of the world's largest organized youth sports program.

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American Masters | Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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Watch Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9pm | Explore, with Lange’s granddaughter, the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer’s life story.

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The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

Voters will decide education Bond Act this Fall

Voters in New York will decide in November whether the state should borrow $2 billion dollars for new technology including I-Pads in school classrooms.  Teachers and school administrators who ...

POV Documentary Blog

Thom Powers on “The Look of Silence,” and How the Toronto Film Fest’s Conference Is Tackling the Digital Documentary Landscape

Michael Moore, Joshua Oppenheimer, Marc Schiller and Astra Taylor will be a part of the Toronto International Film Festival's Doc Conference, Sept 9-10, 2014.

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Photo Gallery: What Dorothea Lange Saw

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