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History & Documentary Programs

Lafayette: The Lost Hero

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Watch Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7pm on WMHT WORLD | The story of the Marquis de Lafayette and his quest to bring democracy to America and France.

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F.S. Key and the Song That Built America

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Watch Friday, July 1, 2016 at 6pm and 9pm on WMHT WORLD | Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of America's national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'

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Hudson River Journeys

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Watch Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 5pm on WMHT-TV | WMHT production celebrating how the Hudson River inspired Pete Seeger and artist Len Tantillo and how they inspired each other.

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Presidents In Our Backyard

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Watch Thursdays at 7:30pm July 21 & 28, 2016 and August 11 & 18, 2016 and Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4pm | Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

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Great Old Amusement Parks

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Watch Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4pm on WMHT-TV | Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day.

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The Statue of Liberty

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Watch Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2pm and Monday, July 4, 2016 at 11pm | Revisit Ken Burns's history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans.

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POV | The Look of Silence

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Watch Monday, June 27, 2016 at Midnight | An optometrist confronts the men who killed his brother in the 1965 Indonesian genocide.

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Welcome to Kutsher's: The Last Catskills Resort

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Premieres Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Visit Kutsher's Country Club, the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills.

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The White House: Inside Story

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Watch Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 3pm on WMHT-TV | Gain access to America’s most iconic residence—symbol of national history and icon of democracy.

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Preview Screening: American Experience | The Boys of '36

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Join us for a free preview screening of American Experience | The Boys of '36 Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:30pm.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Rural schools worry about future school funding

It’s summer vacation for school children, leaders of New York’s rural schools are worrying about the new school year, and say they are squeezed by a tax cap and other...

POV Documentary Blog

Enter the Edit: The Challenges of Being Both Director and Editor

What happens when you have to be both at the same time?