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Watch previews, scenes and cast interviews from some of your favorite PBS and WMHT History & Documentary programs. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please try our video player. Click on the programs to view previes and air dates.

History & Documentary Programs

Free Preview Screening | Kennedy of Albany: A Writer and His City

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Free preview screening and discussion Monday, June 19 beginning at 6pm at WMHT Studios.

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Eleanor Roosevelt | She Inspires

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Learn why Eleanor Roosevelt was dubbed 'first lady of the world.'

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WMHT film named Outstanding Documentary

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“Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry and Prose” was named Outstanding Documentary program by the New York State Broadcasters Association.

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12 Facts About WWI’s Sgt. Henry Johnson

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You might recognize the name Henry Johnson - from the street named for him, the monument for him in Albany, and the news in 2015 of him posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor in 2015.

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Free Preview Screening | Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust

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Join us for a free preview screening of Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at noon.

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Free Preview Screening | Behind the Lights

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Join us for a free preview screening of Behind the Lights on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7pm.

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Ann Lee | She Inspires

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Learn about Ann Lee, the visionary leader who brought the Shakers to America.

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Free Preview Screening | Henry Johnson: A Tale of Courage

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Join us for a free preview screening of Henry Johnson: A Tale of Courage on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 6pm.

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Troy, New York was fourth wealthiest city in country in 1800s

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At one point, the city of Troy, New York was the 16th largest city in the country and the 4th wealthiest per capita.

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Kate Mullany | She Inspires

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Learn about Kate Mullany, the young Irish-American laundry labor organizer of the 1860s.

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

POV Documentary Blog

How to Navigate Tribeca 2018's Strong Documentary Slate

Tribeca's Director of Programming Cara Cusumano shares her nonfiction recommendations for the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.