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History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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Independent Lens | Spies of Mississippi

Watch Monday, February 10, 2014 at midnight | Learn about a spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi in the 50s-60s to preserve segregation.

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American Experience | The Amish: Shunned

Watch Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:30pm | Follow seven former members of Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave.

American Experience | The Amish
American Experience | The Amish

Watch Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:30pm | Find answers to questions about the Amish — an insistently insular religious community.

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American Masters | Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Watch Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9pm | Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.

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Black History Month Programming

PBS Celebrates Black History Month with new programs and a digital campaign that unites more than a century of history and culture

Independent Lens | The State of Arizona
Independent Lens | The State of Arizona

Watch Monday, January 27, 2014 at midnight | Witness the tense emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s struggle with illegal immigration.

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

Entering the Edit With Karen Schmeer Fellow Colin Nusbaum

Get started with POV's new series delving into the craft of documentary editing with 2014 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow Colin Nusbaum.

American Masters

A Fierce Green Fire: Online Sneak Peak Screening with American Masters and The Sierra Club

Join Sierra Club conservationist Bruce Hamilton for a special sneak preview screening of American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire. We'll gather together to watch the first 20 minutes of the film, chat...