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The War: A Necessary War
The War | A Necessary War

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2pm | Explore the history and horror of the WWII from an American perspective in this first part of a seven-part Ken Burns documentary series.

The World of Stonehenge
The World of Stonehenge

Watch Mondays April 29-May 6, 2013 at 10pm | A cutting-edge voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain, from the glacial wasteland of 12,000BC to the glories of the Stone Age.

Secrets of the Dead | Bugging Hitler's Soldiers
Secrets of the Dead | Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Premieres Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10pm | Learn how the bugging of German POWs in England helped the Allies win WWII.

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

Four part series premieres Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9pm | Peter Sagal takes viewers on a fast-paced, surprising journey across the nation to examine the 4,418 words — and 27 amendments — that made America.

Na Lani ‘Eha From ‘Iolani Palace
Pacific Heartbeat: Na Lani ‘Eha From ‘Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty

Premieres Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm on WMHT WORLD 17.3

Big Enough
America ReFramed | Big Enough

Premieres Sunday, April 14 at 8pm on WMHT WORLD 17.3

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

Entering the Edit With Karen Schmeer Fellow Colin Nusbaum

Get started with POV's new series delving into the craft of documentary editing with 2014 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow Colin Nusbaum.

American Masters

A Fierce Green Fire: Online Sneak Peak Screening with American Masters and The Sierra Club

Join Sierra Club conservationist Bruce Hamilton for a special sneak preview screening of American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire. We'll gather together to watch the first 20 minutes of the film, chat...