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Great Old Amusement Parks
Great Old Amusement Parks

Watch Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 9pm | Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day.

POV | Neurotypical
POV | Neurotypical

Watch Monday, July 29, 2013 at midnight | Explore autism from the point of view of three autistic people: child, teenager and adult.

NOVA | 3D Spies of WWII
NOVA | 3D Spies of WWII

Watch Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9pm | Discover the previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.

Secrets of the Dead | Bones of the Buddha
Secrets of the Dead | Bones of the Buddha

Watch Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10pm | Join historian Charles Allen to solve the mystery of bones reputed to be those of the Buddha.

POV | High Tech, Low Life
POV | High Tech, Low Life

Watch Monday, July 22, 2013 at midnight | Trail two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of rapid development.

Treasures of New York: Hearst Tower
Treasures of New York: Hearst Tower

Watch Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2pm | Hearst Tower redefined the modern skyscraper and pioneered a sustainable architectural vision for the 21st century.

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

A Different Kind of Fight Film: Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

The Trials of Muhammad Ali gives a purposeful look to Ali's life outside of the ring. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston interviews director Bill Siegel about the making of the film.

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...