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Brooklyn Castle
POV | Brooklyn Castle

Watch October 7, 2013 at 10pm on WMHT TV & October 8 at 7:30pm on WORLD | Don't miss this inspiring documentary about a junior high chess team that challenges the norms of inner city public schools.

Independent Lens | Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey

Watch Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9pm | Follow the personal journey of Arnel Pineda, of the rock band Journey, on a whirlwind world tour.

Skeletons of the Sahara

Watch Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10pm | Travel to the Sahara with scientist Paul Sereno to excavate an ancient human cemetery.

FRONTLINE | Life and Death in Assisted Living
FRONTLINE | Life and Death in Assisted Living

Watch Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10pm | Examine the operations of the nation’s largest assisted living company.

Genealogy Roadshow

Watch Mondays September 23 through October 14, 2013 at 9pm | Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories.

American Masters | The Doors: When You're Strange

Watch Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10pm | Learn the story of The Doors, one of the most compelling in the history of American rock music.

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...

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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...