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Secrets of Scotland Yard

Watch Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 8pm | Hear sleuths reveal secrets of becoming a detective and uncover details of those who’ve gone before.

JFK Week
JFK Week

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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...