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History & Documentary Programs

FRONTLINE | Firestone & the Warlord

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Watch Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10pm | Investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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NOVA | Colosseum: Roman Death Trap

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11am | Watch a team re-create a lifting machine and trap-door system to release a wolf into the Colosseum.

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American Experience | The Forgotten Plague

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Watch Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9pm | Learn more about tuberculosis, the deadliest killer in human history.

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American Experience | The Big Burn

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Watch Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm | Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.

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Shakespeare Uncovered Season 2

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Watch Fridays January 30 – February 13, 2015 at 9pm & 10pm | Join six famous hosts to learn the stories behind the stories of the Bard’s greatest plays.

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Secrets of the Dead | Ben Franklin’s Bones

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Watch Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10pm | Learn why Franklin held human skeletal remains in the basement of his British residence.

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Lower Lancaster Street

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Watch Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5pm | The gentrification of a rundown block in Albany that was being taken over by the middle-class at the expense of the working-class and the unemployed.

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Nazi Mega Weapons | The SS

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Watch Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10pm | Learn how Hitler’s body guard grows into a machine that controls of every aspect of the Third Reich.

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Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol

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Watch Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1pm | This film documents the final chapters in the story of the restoration of the New York State Capitol.

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American Experience | Edison

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Watch Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9pm | Examine the life of the man who would be remembered as the genius who created the modern world.

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

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