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FRONTLINE | Secret State of North Korea

Watch Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10pm | Explore life under North Korea’s new ruler and scrutinize the dictator as he tries to retain power.

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Independent Lens | Brothers Hypnotic

Watch Monday, April 7, 2014 at midnight | See how the eight band members test their father’s ideals against their own brotherly vision.

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Secrets of Selfridges

Watch Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 10pm | Uncover hidden stories about Selfridges in London and delve into the mind of its American creator.

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The Jewish People: A Story of Survival

Watch Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:30pm | Spanning millennia, this history of the Jewish people explores how a small group who started as desert nomads.

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Israel: The Royal Tour

Watch Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 6pm | One-hour special offers unprecedented look at Israel through the eyes of the prime minister.

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The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

Watch Tuesdays, March 25 & April 1, 2014 at 8pm | Join Simon Schama to explore the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day.

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

Upcoming POV Screenings

'American Promise' and 'Neurotypical' take the lead this week, with screenings and discussions centering around social and emotional development happening throughout the nation. Check out our local...

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...