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Experience the best in history programs and documentaries from WMHT. View history and documentary program descriptions and learn more about upcoming and previously aired programs below.

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

Cuomo demands non- PC answers from state ed officials Cuomo demands non- PC answers from state ed officials
Governor Cuomo has written a letter to state education officials, saying he wants answers on why 99% of teachers scored highly on the most recent evaluations, while ot...

POV Documentary Blog

With ‘Life Itself,’ Steve James Has Earned the Right to Oscar With ‘Life Itself,’ Steve James Has Earned the Right to Oscar
He's already been robbed of one. After decades of making documentaries, Steve James has earned the right to be recogn...