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Secrets of the Dead | The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

Watch Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10pm | Examine new forensic techniques being used to study the famed explorer’s lost diary.

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Armenian Exile

Watch Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30pm | In search of the ultimate connection with a neglected and sometimes forgotten identity.

Saratoga 150
The Track at Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course

Watch Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7:30pm | Explore the history of America's grandest race course in Saratoga, New York.

Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in America
Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in America

Watch Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2pm | Learn about the enduring culture that 4 million Italian immigrants imbued into American society.

Trains Around North America
Trains Around North America

Watch Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11am | Trace through America's railroad history.

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Makers: Women Who Made America

Watch Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7pm on WMHT WORLD | Review the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history.

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...