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Pacific Heartbeat: Hula - Language of the Heart
Pacific Heartbeat: Hula - Language of the Heart

Watch Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7pm and 12pm on WMHT WORLD | The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival is a 4 day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling of hula.

Top Secret America: 9/11 to the Boston Bombings
FRONTLINE | Top Secret America: 9/11 to the Boston Bombings

Watch April 30, 2013 at 10pm | Trace the journey from 9/11 to the Boston Marathon bombings and investigate the secret history of the battle against terrorism.

American Masters: Hollywood Chinese
American Masters | Hollywood Chinese

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 8:30am, 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Tuesday, May 7 at 12:30am | A treasure trove of film clips accents this chronicle of Chinese-American cinematic history.

Life in Cold Blood
Life in Cold Blood

Thursdays, April 25 - May 23, 2013 at 10pm | Sir David Attenborough tells the story of reptiles and amphibians – the most enduringly successful animals ever to walk on land.

The Dust Bowl | Reaping the Whirlwind
The Dust Bowl | Reaping the Whirlwind

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8pm | Experience the conservation efforts to bring farms back to life, with dangers of another Dust Bowl in the future.

The War | When Things Get Tough
The War | When Things Get Tough

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:30pm | Part 2 of the seven-part Ken Burns documentary series that explore WWII.

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

A Different Kind of Fight Film: Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

The Trials of Muhammad Ali gives purposeful look to Ali's life outside of the ring. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston interviews director Bill Siegel about the making of the film.

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...