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History & Documentary Programs

1964: The Fight for a Right

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Watch Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Before Selma, there was Freedom Summer. By 1964, black Mississippians has suffered nearly 100 years of Jim Crow. Then civil rights activists devised a daring plan to force change.

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NOVA | Life's Rocky Start

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Watch Wednesday, January 13 at 9pm & Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 11am on WMHT TV | Discover how the rocks beneath our feet were essential to jump-starting life on earth.

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NOVA | Secret Tunnel Warfare

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Watch Wednesday, January 6 at 8pm & Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 11am on WMHT TV | Join archaeologists who reveal traces of WWI’s most devastating, ultra-secret tunneling operation.

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Secrets of Highclere Castle

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Watch Sunday, January 3 at 7pm on WMHT TV. | See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle, the stand-in for the fictional Downton Abbey.

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Islands on the Edge

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Watch January & February 2016 on WMHT TV | Discover Mother Earth like never before.

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Screening | Debt of Honor

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:30pm | Screening and discussion with filmmaker Ric Burns.

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American Experience | The Mine Wars

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Watch Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Go inside the bitter battle to unionize coal miners at the dawn of the 20th century.

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FRONTLINE | Netanyahu at War

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Watch Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Get the inside story of the bitter clash between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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

POV Documentary Blog

Featured Event: 'Dalya's Other Country' at One Journey Festival

Come to the One Journey Film Festival for a free screening of 'Dalya's Other Country,' December 15 at 6:30pm.