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American Masters | James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
American Masters | James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Watch Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10pm | Examine the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin.

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young and the Fight for Civil Rights
The Powerbroker: Whitney Young and the Fight for Civil Rights

Watch Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6pm on WMHT WORLD | This film follows the journey of Whitney M. Young, Jr. from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League.

Building the Dream
Building the Dream

Watch Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10pm on WMHT TV & Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7pm on WMHT WORLD | Recount the journey of an idea for a national monument honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons

Watch Wednesdays, July 17 - 31 at 10pm | In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history.

The Buddha
The Buddha

Watch Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 8pm | Review the life of the Buddha, an Indian sage who gained enlightenment. Richard Gere narrates.

The Blitz: London's Longest Night
The Blitz: London's Longest Night

Watch Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 7:30pm | The story of the war's most concentrated aerial attack on London in 1941 and how the city nearly perished under the German barrage.

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

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: 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...