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History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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American Masters | Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

Watch Friday, December 27, 2013 at 9pm | Remember composer, conductor & PEGOT winner Marvin Hamlisch.

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Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913

Watch Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8pm | Trace Michigan’s Copper Country strike from its hopeful start to its heartrending conclusion.

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Independent Lens | Playwright From Page to Stage

Watch Monday, December 16, 2013 at midnight | See two young playwrights, African- and Indian-American, create a new language for the stage.

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FRONTLINE | The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

Watch Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9pm | The intimate and surprising story of a Mandela few people know.

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How Sherlock Changed the World

Watch Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9pm | Examine the impact of the fictional Holmes on real criminal investigation and forensic techniques.

Secrets of Highclere Castle
Secrets of Highclere Castle

Watch Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 10:30pm | See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle, the stand-in for the fictional Downton Abbey.

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

Apply for Britdoc’s PUMA Impact Award

Our friends at Britdoc are bringing back The PUMA Impact Award for the 4th year. Submit your film before April 28th to this annual prize honoring the best in documentary filmmaking for social change.

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...