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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.

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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.

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

A Different Kind of Fight Film: Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

The Trials of Muhammad Ali gives purposeful look to Ali's life outside of the ring. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston interviews director Bill Siegel about the making of the film.

American Masters

Michael Kantor is New Executive Producer of American Masters

[caption id="attachment_2995" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Michael Kantor. Photo by Jayme Roy"][/caption] New York, NY — April 16, 2014 WNET, parent company of New York’s public televi...