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History & Documentary Programs

Independent Lens | East of Salinas

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Watch Monday, December 28 at 12am on WMHT TV | Meet José, a bright third grader, and his dedicated teacher, both sons of migrant farm workers.

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Third Season of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” to Air on PBS Beginning January 5, 2016

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Ten-Part Series Explores Ancestry Stories of Bill O’Reilly, Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, Julianne Moore, Norman Lear, Senator John McCain, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Gloria Steinem and More

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Jerusalem: Center of the World

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Watch Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 12pm | Jerusalem tells the story of the fascinating city so many people have loved and died for.

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FRONTLINE | Escaping Isis

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Watch Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 10pm | Reveals gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the group’s brutal reign.

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Prohibition

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Watch Fridays at 9pm June 24 - July 8, 2016 on WMHT-TV | This Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film explores the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.

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Great Houses with Julian Fellowes

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Watch Monday, December 21 at 9pm and December 27, 2015 at 3pm on WMHT TV | Follow the “Downton Abbey” writer on his quest to find real stories behind Britain’s great houses.

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NOVA | Roman Catacomb Mystery

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Watch Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 10am on WMHT-TV | Beneath the streets of Rome lies an ancient city of the dead known as the catacombs — a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long — a cemetery for the citizens of ancient Rome.

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Independent Lens | Muscle Shoals

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Watch Monday, December 14, 2015 at midnight on WMHT TV. | Celebrate the Alabama studio that united black and white to create music for the generations.

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Ken Burns: The Civil War

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Watch Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3pm on WMHT TV | Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark series with this in-depth look at the iconic film.

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FRONTLINE | League of Denial: The NFL Concussion Crisis

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Watch December 2015 on WMHT TV & World TV | In a special investigation, Frontline reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.

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

POV Documentary Blog

Featured Event: 'Getting Back to Abnormal' at the Old First Presbyterian Church

The Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals is hosting a free evening screening of Getting Back to Abnormal at the Old First Presbyterian Church.