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American Epic

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Coming Fall 2015 | The extraordinary story of the trailblazing era when country-wide, the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the very first time.

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Kamikaze

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Watch Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10pm | Learn how kamikaze weapons were built and launched.

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A Wing and a Prayer

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Watch Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10pm | The remarkable, if little-known, story of an improbable group of World War II veterans who risked their lives and American citizenships.

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The Gettysburg Story

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Watch Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4pm | The epic tale of the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil and the greatest man-made disaster in American history.

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The Day the 60’s Died

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Watch Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8pm | Return to the turbulent spring 45 years ago when four students were shot dead at Kent State.

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Dick Cavett’s Vietnam

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Watch Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10pm | Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”

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The Draft

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Watch Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9pm | Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America.

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American Masters | American Ballet Theatre: A History

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Watch Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:30pm | Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies.

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The Gefilte Fish Chronicles

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Watch Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 4pm | The story of how a family embraces Passover and connects through traditional meal preparations.

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Give It All Away: Newman’s Own Recipe for Success

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Watch Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 5pm | Trace Paul Newman's legacy of giving. 

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

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