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

FRONTLINE | Children of Syria

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Follow four children surviving in war-torn Aleppo and their escape to a new life in Germany.

Read More

No Ordinary Lives | The War Years in Troy

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 5pm on WMHT TV | This documentary explores World War II era service and sacrifice in Uncle Sam's hometown.

Read More

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:30pm on WMHT TV | documentary highlights the celebrated exhibit of Tutankhamun artifacts — the most impressive collection ever assembled outside of Egypt — at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.

Read More

Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:30pm on WMHT TV | at Learn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.

Read More

Secrets of the Dead | Cleopatra's Lost Tomb

Last Updated by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Tuesday, May 17 at 9pm & Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:30pm on WMHT TV | Discover whether an amateur archaeologist’s theory leads to the lost tomb of the Egyptian queen.

Read More

Genealogy Roadshow | Season 3

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Tuesdays, May 17 June 28, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT TV | Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories.

Read More

Independent Lens | Dogtown Redemption

Last Updated by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Monday, May 16, 2016 at midnight on WMHT TV | Dogtown Redemption follows the lives of three of these people over the course of seven years: an ultimate recycling hustler, a former minister who struggles with his own fall from grace, and the daughter of a prominent Korean.

Read More

American Masters | Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3pm on WMHT TV | Explore the career, complexities and contradictions of the biggest star television has ever produced.

Read More

American Masters | Janis: Little Girl Blue

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Observe Janis Joplin’s life through intimate letters and rare footage in the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer.

Read More

Ken Burns | Jazz

Last Updated by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Fridays at 9pm April 1 - May 20 on WMHT TV. | Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

New Regents Chancellor Expresses Doubt in Worth of Current Standardized Tests

The newly elected Chancellor to the Board of Regents, Betty Rosa , expressed grave doubts about the state’s use of...

POV Documentary Blog

POV Kicks Off New Season on PBS with Tribeca Audience Award Winner 'The Return,' Monday, May 23, 2016

What does it mean to have a life sentence suddenly cut short? 'The Return' examines how the historic reform of California's "Three Strikes" law has affected prisoners,...