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History & Documentary Programs

The Neighborhood That Disappeared

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December 2015 on WMHT | Unearth the story of the neighborhood that was demolished to create the South Mall.

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Echoes from the Neighborhood that Disappeared

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Premieres Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:30pm | A tribute to the vanished world of Italian immigrant families that fostered culture and community in the South End of Albany, NY.

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Navy SEALs | Their Untold Story

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Watch Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9pm | Learn how the U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes.

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Inside the Court of Henry VIII

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Watch Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3pm | Venture behind the glamorous facade of Henry’s court to understand why courtiers lost their heads.

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Craft In America | Season 7

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Watch starting Friday, November 20 at 10pm on WMHT TV | The Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning CRAFT IN AMERICA, now in its seventh season, promotes and advances original handcrafted work and inspires people of all ages to pursue their own creativity.

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American Experience | Ripley: Believe It Or Not

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Premieres Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 9pm on WMHT TV | This is the story of the man who popularized the iconic phrase and proof of why we still can’t resist his challenge to “Believe it—or not!”

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Independent Lens | India's Daughter

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Watch Monday, November 16, 2015 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a young Indian woman sparked an international movement.

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“Mercy Street" to premiere January 17 on PBS

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The original six-episode miniseries will take viewers beyond the battlefield with an intimate, human look at the lives on the Civil War home front.

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FRONTLINE | Terror in Little Saigon

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Watch Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Join the search for assassins behind a reign of terror targeting Vietnamese-American journalists.

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Iwo Jima | From Combat to Comrades

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Premieres Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8pm on WMHT TV | Follow survivors to the only battlefield where former enemies reunite.

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

POV Documentary Blog

American Documentary | POV Kicks off 30th Anniversary Year With New Board Chair, Sundance Premieres and More

Celebrated documentary institution American Documentary POV announces new board leadership and initiatives coinciding with the organization's 30th anniversary.