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History & Documentary Programs

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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Watch Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10pm | Take a hilarious year-long ride with iconic comedian Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life.

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The Lost Years of Zora Neale Hurston

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Watch Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:30pm | Explore a fascinating chapter in the life of an American literary icon.

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FRONTLINE | Escaping Isis

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Watch Tuesday, July 14 , 2015 at 10pm | Reveals gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the group’s brutal reign.

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The Track at Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course

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Watch Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:30pm | Explore the history of America's grandest race course in Saratoga, New York.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York

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Watch Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:30pm | Explore Frederick Law Olmsted's role in the Buffalo parks system and his work with the Free Niagara Movement.

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So Right So Smart

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Watch Wednesday, July, 15 at 7pm on WMHT WORLD | What’s good for the planet can also be good for the bottom line. 

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American Experience | Blackout

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Watch Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 9pm | A look at what happened in New York City the night the lights went out in summer 1977.

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American Masters | Harper Lee: Hey, Boo

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Watch Friday, July 10, 2015 at 9pm | Explore the mysterious life of Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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FRONTLINE | Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

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Watch Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10pm | Investigate the alarming rise of untreatable infections.

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American Experience | The Abolitionists

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Watch Tuesdays, July 7-14 at 8pm | The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Thousands rally for more charter schools

Thousands rally for more charter schools

It was the charter schools’ turn to rally at the State Capitol Wednesday in support of Governor Cuomo’s proposal to...

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