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John D. Rockefeller | American Experience
John D. Rockefeller | American Experience

Watch Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 8pm | Hear the story of the billionaire who changed forever the way America did business.

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.

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

Use of Force’s Nonny de la Peña on Pushing Journalism into the Interactive Realm

Multi-platform storytelling is giving journalists a new spectrum of creativity within which to compose and share their stories. But how does this leeway affect objectivity?

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...