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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.

Lonesome George and the Battle for the Galapagos
Lonesome George and the Battle for the Galapagos

Watch Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8pm | Documentary about Lonesome George, officially the loneliest animal on the planet until his death in June 2012.

Treasures of New York: Park Avenue Armory
Treasures of New York: Park Avenue Armory

Watch Friday, July 12 at 10:30pm and Sunday, July 14 at 2pm | The Park Avenue Armory has reinvented itself into a visionary multimedia arts institution renowned worldwide.

FRONTLINE | Two American Families
FRONTLINE | Two American Families

Watch Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10pm | Follow two ordinary families in Milwaukee – one black, one white – who struggled to avoid poverty.

POV | Only the Young
POV | Only the Young

Watch Monday, July 15 at Midnight | Follow three unconventional Christian teenagers coming of age in a small Southern California town.

Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Watch Tuesdays July 9 & 16, 2013 at 8pm | Sundays July 14-21, 2013 at 5pm | Follow Lewis and Clark’s 19th-century voyage of danger and discovery from St. Louis to the Pacific.

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...