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JFK Week
JFK Week

PBS pays tribute to President John F. Kennedy with a week of special programming airing November 2013.

The Gettysburg Story

Watch Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10pm & Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 6pm | The epic tale of the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil and the greatest man-made disaster in American history.

American Experience | JFK
American Experience | JFK

Watch Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 1:30pm | A new four-hour, two-part special in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the president’s death.

American Masters | Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart

Watch Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11pm | Lou Reed continues his life-long experimentation as both a writer and performer.

We Served Too: The Women’s Air Force Service Pilots

Watch Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 6pm | This is a story of a group of young, determined and courageous women during World War II who broke through barriers and shattered stereotypes.

Secrets of Althorp | The Spencers
Secrets of Althorp | The Spencers

Watch Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8pm | Take a tour of Althorp with Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana.

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

A Different Kind of Fight Film: Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

The Trials of Muhammad Ali gives purposeful look to Ali's life outside of the ring. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston interviews director Bill Siegel about the making of the film.

American Masters

Michael Kantor is New Executive Producer of American Masters

[caption id="attachment_2995" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Michael Kantor. Photo by Jayme Roy"][/caption] New York, NY — April 16, 2014 WNET, parent company of New York’s public televi...