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American Masters | Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home
American Masters | Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home

Watch Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10pm | Hear the story of Woodie Guthrie’s creative energy, personal imperfections and family tragedy.

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.

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

Hot Docs: 10 Documentaries Doc Soup Man Is Eager to See

Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs April 24 to May 4, 2014.

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...