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History & Documentary Programs

American Experience | Command and Control

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Watch Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Learn the long-hidden story of a deadly 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas.

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American Masters | Sidney Lumet

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Watch Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Journey through the life’s work of the socially conscious director of 12 Angry Men and Network.

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FRONTLINE | President Trump

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Watch Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Examine the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump.

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Founder of Proctors had tickets on the Titanic

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Did you know the beginning of the Downton Abbey series has similarities to the history of Proctors Theater in Schenectady? Both involve the RMS Titanic passenger liner.

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Secrets of the Dead | Lost Gardens of Babylon

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Watch Tuesday, December 21, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | See what the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon looked like and how they were constructed.

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American Masters | Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

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Watch Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Explore the life of the modernist architect behind visionary buildings like St. Louis’ Gateway Arch.

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FRONTLINE | Exodus

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Watch Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Hear first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe.

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FRONTLINE | From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

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Watch Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Chart the epic story of the rise of Christianity, from the life of Jesus to the period that followed his death.

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Secrets of the Dead | Van Gogh's Ear

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Watch Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 10pm on WMHT-TV | What did Vincent Van Gogh really do on the night of December 23, 1888, in the town of Arles?

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NOVA | Secrets of Noah's Ark

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Watch Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | In 1948, a British pilot serving in Iraq acquired a clay tablet with an intriguing, 3,700 year-old inscription.

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

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