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Orphans of the Genocide
Orphans of the Genocide

Watch Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 8pm | Journey through never-before-seen archival footage & discovered memoirs of orphans who lived through the Armenian Genocide.

American Masters | Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound
American Masters | Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound

Watch Friday, May 31, 2013 at 9pm | Examine the private life and public career of Joan Baez, recording artist and political activist.

FRONTLINE | Outlawed in Pakistan
FRONTLINE | Outlawed in Pakistan

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10pm | Trace a teenaged rape victim’s five-year odyssey through Pakistan’s broken justice system.

The Ghost Army
The Ghost Army

Watch Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10pm | Learn about the American GIs who tricked the enemy in WWII with carefully crafted illusions.

The War | A World Without War
The War | A World Without War

Watch Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2pm | WWII March 1945-September 1945.

Indelible Lalita
Indelible Lalita

Watch Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:30pm on WMHT WORLD | The story of a beautiful woman whose resilient spirit survives her body's transformation by cancer, heart failure, and a dramatic loss of skin pigment.

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

Michael Kantor is New Executive Producer of American Masters

[caption id="attachment_2995" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Michael Kantor. Photo by Jayme Roy"][/caption] New York, NY — April 16, 2014 WNET, parent company of New York’s public televi...