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The Albany Mummies: Unraveling an Ancient Mystery
Albany Mummies: Unveiling An Ancient Mystery

Watch Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 5pm & 10:30pm and Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:30pm.

American Experience | Mount Rushmore
American Experience | Mount Rushmore

Watch Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8pm | Learn Mount Rushmore’s story, which is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself.

American Masters | Billie Jean King
American Masters | Billie Jean King

Watch Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8pm | Join tennis star Billie Jean King as she tells her story in the series’ first profile of a sports figure.

The National Parks | America's Best Idea
The National Parks | America's Best Idea

Watch Monday, September 2 - Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9pm | A 12-hour, six-part documentary series directed by Ken Burns that tells the story of the preservation of America's most special places.

New York NOW: The March on Washington 50 Years Later
New York NOW: The March on Washington 50 Years Later

With the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington this month, New York NOW sits down this week with two prominent African Americans who share their memories of that summer day in August of 1963.

POV | 5 Broken Cameras
POV | 5 Broken Cameras

Watch Monday, August 26, 2013 at midnight on WMHT TV & Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7:30pm on WORLD | Watch this Oscar-nominated account of a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence.

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

Apply for Britdoc’s PUMA Impact Award

Our friends at Britdoc are bringing back The PUMA Impact Award for the 4th year. Submit your film before April 28th to this annual prize honoring the best in documentary filmmaking for social change.

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...