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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.

Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle

Watch Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 8pm-11pm | Join host Liev Schreiber to trace the development of comic book heroes and their powerful legacy.

POV | 56 Up

Watch Monday, October 14, 2013 at 10pm | Return to England for the eighth film in a series that’s followed the same group since age seven.

FRONTLINE | League of Denial
FRONTLINE | League of Denial: The NFL Concussion Crisis

Watch Tuesday October, 8 2013 at 9pm | In a special two-part investigation, Frontline reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.

Quest for the Lost Maya

Watch Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10pm | Explore archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico.

FRONTLINE | Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

Watch Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10pm | Witness an unprecedented account of the crisis inside Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

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

A Fierce Green Fire: Watch the Full 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...