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Ballin’ at the Graveyard

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Watch Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 9pm | For the men of the Graveyard, the battles waged on the pickup basketball court tell only half the story. 

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Climbed Every Mountain With Nicholas Hammond

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Watch Monday, June 1, 2015 at 8pm | The true story behind the famous von Trapp family featured in the blockbuster 1965 movie The Sound of Music.

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The Homefront

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Watch Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9pm | View portraits of America’s military families — their pride, patriotism, sacrifice and resilience.

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Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots

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Watch Sunday, May 24, 2015 at noon | Stories of perseverance and triumph that reveal the unheralded achievements of this valiant legion of female patriots.

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D-Day 360

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Watch Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2pm | D-Day 360 takes advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day.

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Independent Lens | 1971

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Watch Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:30am | Hear the story of eight ordinary citizens who broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania in 1971.

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Presidents In Our Backyard

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Watch Tuesdays, May 19 & 26, 2015 at 7:30pm | Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

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American Masters | Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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Watch Sunday, May 17, 2015 at noon | Explore, with Lange’s granddaughter, the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer’s life story.

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The Four Freedoms

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Watch Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:30pm | A documentary commemorating the presentation of the 2003 Four Freedoms Medals on the historic grounds of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum in Hyde Park.

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Watch Sunday, June 12, 2016 starting at 6am on WMHT-TV | Ken Burns weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

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

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