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50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington
50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington

Watch special programming to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington on WMHT and WMHT WORLD during the week of August 26, 2013.

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 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

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...