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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

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...