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FRONTLINE | Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

Watch Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10pm | Investigate the alarming rise of untreatable infections.

Independent Lens | The Waiting Room: Let Me Down Easy

Watch Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10pm | View the healthcare system through the eyes of those stuck in an ER waiting room in Oakland.

Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace
Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace

Watch Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 8pm | Enter the ultimate pleasure palace, Hampton Court, for a wealth of art and stories.

Last Will. & Testament

Watch Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 6pm | Investigate a great literary mystery: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare?

Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story

Watch Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6pm | Born a congenital amputee, John's parents had many worries: Would he be able to go to school? Could he hold a pencil? Could he ever support himself?

African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Watch Tuesdays, October 22 - November 26, 2013 at 8pm | This six-hour series chronicles the full sweep of African-American history.

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 a 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

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...