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History & Documentary Programs

The Longest Hurrah: The O’Connell-Corning Years

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Watch Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:30pm | This historic documentary tells the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life,' Erastus Corning and long-time party boss, Dan O’Connell.

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American Experience | The Forgotten Plague

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Watch Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9pm | Learn more about tuberculosis, the deadliest killer in human history.

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American Experience | The Big Burn

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Watch Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9pm | Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.

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Shakespeare Uncovered Season 2

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Watch Fridays January 30 – February 13, 2015 at 9pm & 10pm | Join six famous hosts to learn the stories behind the stories of the Bard’s greatest plays.

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Italian Americans of New York & New Jersey

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Watch Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 10am | Celebrate the lives and rich diversity of Italian Americans in New York and New Jersey.

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Secrets of the Dead | Ben Franklin’s Bones

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Watch Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10pm | Learn why Franklin held human skeletal remains in the basement of his British residence.

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Lower Lancaster Street

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Watch February 1, 2015 at 3:30pm | The gentrification of a rundown block in Albany that was being taken over by the middle-class at the expense of the working-class and the unemployed.

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Nazi Mega Weapons | The SS

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Watch Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10pm | Learn how Hitler’s body guard grows into a machine that controls of every aspect of the Third Reich.

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Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol

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Watch Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1pm | This film documents the final chapters in the story of the restoration of the New York State Capitol.

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American Experience | Edison

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Watch Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9pm | Examine the life of the man who would be remembered as the genius who created the modern world.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

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Supporters of Governor Cuomo’s education tax credit were at the Capitol to persuade lawmakers that the credit, which would benefit donors to private and charter...

POV Documentary Blog

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The documentary community breathed a deep sigh of relief last night when Laura Poitras won the Oscar for Best...