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Secrets of Chatsworth
Secrets of Chatsworth

Watch Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 8pm & Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 7pm | Survey the 500-year history of Chatsworth and learn about its American connections.

POV | Herman's House
POV | Herman's House

Watch Monday, July 8, 2013 at midnight | Venture inside the relationship of a solitary confinement prisoner and an artist who befriended him.

Secrets of the Dead | Ultimate Tut
Secrets of the Dead | Ultimate Tut

Watch Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9pm | Follow scientists and Egyptologists who build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen.

The Civil War
The Civil War

Watch Sundays at 2:30pm July 7, 2013 - July 28, 2013 | Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive - and defining - conflict.

The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty

Watch Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 8pm | Revisit Ken Burns's history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans.

Royal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen
Royal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen

Watch Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 7pm | Captivating documentary that gives viewers the extraordinary opportunity to see the royal family through the eyes of an insider.

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

Apply for Britdoc’s PUMA Impact Award

Our friends at Britdoc are bringing back The PUMA Impact Award for the 4th year. Submit your film before April 28th to this annual prize honoring the best in documentary filmmaking for social change.

American Masters

A Fierce Green Fire: Timeline of Environmental Movement and History

This timeline of key moments in environmental history and the environmental movement is adapted from Tom Turner's chronology for American Earth, an anthology edited by Bill McKibben. The timeline ...