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American Masters | Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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Watch Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9pm | Explore, with Lange’s granddaughter, the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer’s life story.

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Screening: The Roosevelts

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Please join us for a screening of Ken Burns's 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History' and view portions of our local documentary 'Nine Long Days: TR’s Journey to The White House.'

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POV | Big Men

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Watch Monday, August 25, 2014 at midnight | Get an unprecedented inside look at the global deal-making and dark underside of energy development.

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FRONTLINE | A Death in St. Augustine

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Watch Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10pm | See what can go wrong when police are faced with domestic violence allegations in their own ranks.

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The Lost Pueblo Village: A Time Team America Presentation

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Watch Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9pm | Was this concentrated settlement the scene of a turning point in human history?

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The Lost Civil War Prison: A Time Team America Presentation

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Watch Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8pm | Time Team America joined the effort to map the entire stockade and learn more about this important moment in the nation's history.

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American Masters | Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

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Watch Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9pm | Laugh along as comedy giant Mel Brooks shares stories about his personal life and career.

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The O’Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah

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Watch Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8pm | This historic documentary tells the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life,' Erastus Corning and long-time party boss, Dan O’Connell.

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To Be Forever Wild

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Watch Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:30pm | A nonfiction film created by director David Becker and a group of 15 filmmakers, musicians and artists in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

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The Iron Horse in Schenectady: Locomotives for the World

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Watch Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:30pm | The story of the men, women and locomotives that once made Schenectady 'The City that Lights and Hauls the World.'

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The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

Voters will decide education Bond Act this Fall

Voters in New York will decide in November whether the state should borrow $2 billion dollars for new technology including I-Pads in school classrooms.  Teachers and school administrators who ...

POV Documentary Blog

Tuesday: Join a Live Chat About the International Oil Business #bigmen

Ask filmmaker Rachel Boynton, former Kosmos chief executive Jim Musselman, and Oxfam America Senior Policy Manager Ian Gary - Tuesday, August 26, 2014, starting at 1 PM ET (10 AM PT).

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Book Excerpts from Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

The following book excerpts are from Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning: Her Lifetime in Photography (illustrated; 192 pages) by Elizabeth Partridge. Text used by permission and published by...