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History & Documentary | Programs | Information

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American Experience | Poisoner's Handbook

Watch Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8pm | Learn how forensic chemistry was used in the early 20th century to convict murderers.

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Woodstock: In Search of Utopia

Watch Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10pm | How did Woodstock, NY become the most famous small town in the world?

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Touching the Void

Watch Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2pm | A gripping account of survival in the Andes, based on the book by British adventurer Joe Simpson.

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Independent Lens | How to Survive a Plague

Watch Monday, December 30, 2013 at midnight | Follow two groups whose activism turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Queen’s Palaces

Thursdays at 10pm beginning December 19, 2013 | A celebration of royal buildings Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Independent Lens | Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Watch Monday, December 23, 2013 at midnight | Hear the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world’s greatest sushi chef.

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

Upcoming POV Screenings

'American Promise' and 'Neurotypical' take the lead this week, with screenings and discussions centering around social and emotional development happening throughout the nation. Check out our local...

American Masters

George Plimpton: Watch Excerpt: George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review

"The Paris Review is maybe a spiritual hideout for George," reflects Terry McDonnell of Sports Illustrated. I think it was a place where he could do the highest level of his work in the way he wou...