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FRONTLINE | The Vaccine War

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Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10pm | Determine whether vaccines are a great achievement or a scourge on health.

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James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work

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Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:30pm | Review the story of a remarkable politician: a power-player, dealmaker and diplomat.

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My Son Shall Be Armenian

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Watch Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:30pm | Exploring the question of Armenian identity, My Son Shall Be Armenian follows filmmaker Hagop Goudsouzian.

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Hard Days Are Gone: The Irish in the Capital Region

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Watch Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 12:30pm | The toils and determination of the Irish grandmothers and grandfathers have built a community that's a testament to their dreams.

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The Jewish Journey: America

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Watch Monday, April 18, 2016 at 10pm | Trace Jewish immigration to the U.S. through the centuries with history and personal stories.

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The Longest Hurrah: The O’Connell-Corning Years

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Watch Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:30pm | This historic documentary tells the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life,' Erastus Corning and long-time party boss, Dan O’Connell.

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The Education of Harvey Gantt

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Watch Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 5pm | Learn about the pivotal, yet largely forgotten, story of desegregation.

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One Night in March

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Watch Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:30pm | The 1962-1963 season and the events leading up to the team eventually playing in the tournament against the integrated Loyola University (Chicago) club.

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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Watch Monday-Wednesday, March 30-April 1, 2015 at 9pm | Watch this “biography” of cancer, which covers its first appearances and the battles to cure, control and conquer the disease.

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American Experience | Last Days in Vietnam

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Watch Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9pm | Watch unlikely heroes attempt to save as many South Vietnamese as possible at the Vietnam War's end.

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

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