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History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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Independent Lens | Blood Brother

Watch Monday, January 20, 2014 at midnight | Trace Rocky Braat’s journey from America to India, where he devotes his life to HIV-infected orphans.

American Promise
POV | American Promise

Watch Monday, February 3, 2014 at midnight | Follow two students as they make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the nation.

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American Masters | Salinger

Watch Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 9pm | Discover J.D. Salinger’s childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and secrets.

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American Experience | War Letters

Watch Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8pm | Experience the deepest, most human side of war through a collection of personal letters.

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Secrets of the Dead | JFK: One PM Central Standard Time

Watch Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1pm | Review the story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in NYC on the day Kennedy died.

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Independent Lens | At Berkeley

Watch Monday, January 13, 2014 at midnight | Go back to school in Frederick Wiseman’s intimate and sprawling documentary about UC Berkeley.

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

A Fierce Green Fire: Watch the Film

American Masters presents A Fierce Green Fire, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings...