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History & Documentary Programs

History & Documentary Programs

Browse program descriptions and watch previews of your favorite historical programs.

Path Through History

Path Through History

Real moments, real life and real stories about NY's Capital Region.

Local Productions

Local Productions

Watch full episodes of our local documentaries and specials.

One More Ride: The Hoffman's Playland Story

One More Ride: The Hoffman's Playland Story

Celebrate the history, nostalgia and memories of Hoffman's Playland.

Out in Albany

Out in Albany

Learn the rich history and challenges of the LGBTQ movement in the Capital Region.

American Experience

American Experience

Keep up to date on the latest American Experience episodes.

Presidents in Our Backyard

Presidents in Our Backyard

Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

The O’Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah

The O’Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah

Learn the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life' and his long-time party boss.

Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol

Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol

Document the final chapters in the story of the restoration of the New York State Capitol.

Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

A look back at Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate run

http://video.wmht.org/video/2365653334/This coming Monday's Iowa Caucus marks the official start of the presidential sweepstakes. Hillary Clinton is once again the...

POV Documentary Blog

POV Secures U.S. Broadcast Rights to Academy Award®-Nominated Documentary 'The Look of Silence,' to Air on PBS in 2016

Film by Joshua Oppenheimer is a companion to his Oscar-nominated film about Indonesian genocide 'The Act of Killing,' presented by POV in 2014