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Experience the best in history programs and documentaries from WMHT. View history and documentary program descriptions and learn more about upcoming and previously aired programs below.

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American Masters | Bing Crosby Rediscovered

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Watch Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8pm | Discover the life and legend of the entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews.

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Independent Lens | Muscle Shoals

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Watch Monday, November 24, 2014 at midnight | Celebrate the Alabama studio that united black and white to create music for the generations.

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Al Capone: Icon

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Watch Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30pm | Try to decide why Americans are fascinated by celebrity gangster Al Capone.

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FRONTLINE | Firestone & the Warlord

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Watch Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10pm | Investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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American Experience | Cold War Road Show

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Watch Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9pm | Revisit Nikita Khrushchev’s historic 1959 visit to America at the height of the Cold War.

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The Neighborhood that Disappeared

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Watch Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8pm | Unearth the story of the neighborhood that was demolished to create the South Mall.

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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

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Watch Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9pm | Learn how the U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes.

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Secrets of Highclere Castle

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Watch Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10pm | See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle, the stand-in for the fictional Downton Abbey.

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FRONTLINE | Solitary Nation

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Watch Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 10pm | Through the stories of inmates and officers, get an intimate view of life in solitary confinement.

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Independent Lens | Powerless

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Watch Monday, November 3, 2014 at midnight | See a man who provides illegal electrical services in India and the woman trying to dismantle them.

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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Schools say NY's surplus should fund nearly $2B in additional aid Schools say NY's surplus should fund nearly $2B in additional aid
The state’s Education Conference Board says now that the economy is improving and the state has a multi billion dollar surplus, it’s time to end years of what they say...

POV Documentary Blog

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This week, films are being screened across the US, some focusing on issues that directly impact our communities. As w...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.