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History & Documentary Programs

Nazi Mega Weapons

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Watch Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10pm | In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history.

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FRONTLINE | Solitary Nation

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Watch Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10pm | Through the stories of inmates and officers, get an intimate view of life in solitary confinement.

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First Peoples

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Watch Wednesdays, June 24 - July 8, 2015 at 9pm | See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. 

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PBS Primetime This Fall Shines With Exquisite New Drama, Exuberant Performances, Extraordinary Science and Stars Galore

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Highlights Include “Walt Disney” on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE,  “Indian Summers” on MASTERPIECE, Ken Burns’s THE CIVIL WAR Revival, AMERICAN EPIC, the KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE, and New Explorations From NOVA.

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Things That Aren't There Anymore

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Watch Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:30pm | Enjoy a video scrapbook of our collective memories of landmarks and legends of the Capital Region.

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Omnibus: Gene Kelly Dancing - A Man's Game

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Watch Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:30pm | Gene Kelly's first television ever special, written, choreographed, co-directed, and starring the Hollywood legend.

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Ballin’ at the Graveyard

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Watch Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10pm | 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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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Rural schools worry about future school funding

It’s summer vacation for school children, leaders of New York’s rural schools are worrying about the new school year, and say they are squeezed by a tax cap and other...

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