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American Masters | Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'

Watch Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 9pm & Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11pm | Experience guitarist Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performances and interviews.

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Mister Rogers & Me

Watch Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:30pm | Meet some of Mister Rogers' real-life "neighbors," to discover more about the man himself, what he meant by "deep and simple," and who still preaches Rogers' message.

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The Education of Harvey Gantt

Watch Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:30pm | Learn about the pivotal, yet largely forgotten, story of desegregation.

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One Night in March

Watch Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:30pm | The 1962-1963 season and the events leading up to the team eventually playing in the tournament against the integrated Loyola University (Chicago) club.

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FRONTLINE | Secrets of the Vatican

Watch Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9pm | Get an account of Pope Benedict’s final days and Francis’ battle to set the church on a new path.

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American Experience | Grand Coulee Dam

Watch Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:30pm | Learn how tension between technological success and environmental impact hangs over Grand Coulee.

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...