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History & Documentary Programs

American Masters | A Fierce Green Fire

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Watch Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9pm on WORLD | Experience the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement.

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Hudson River Brick Makers

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Watch Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30pm | In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Hudson River Valley was the undisputed world capital of brick making.

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Seneca Ray Stoddard: An American Original

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Watch Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 3:30pm | Explore the life and creative genius of landscape photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard.

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Wilderness: The Great Debate

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Watch Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Join Robert Redford and others who debate the need and purpose of wilderness.

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Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

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Watch Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 1:30pm | In honor of Earth Day: Green Fire is the first feature-length documentary about the great conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948).

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The Address

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Watch Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9pm | Watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.

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The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue

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Watch Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10pm | Inspired by AMC’s 'Mad Men,' 'The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue' chronicles the growth of the advertising industry from the 1950s through today

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Independent Lens | Brothers Hypnotic

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Watch Monday, April 7, 2014 at midnight | See how the eight band members test their father’s ideals against their own brotherly vision.

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Secrets of Selfridges

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Watch Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 10pm | Uncover hidden stories about Selfridges in London and delve into the mind of its American creator.

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The Jewish People: A Story of Survival

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Watch Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:30pm | Spanning millennia, this history of the Jewish people explores how a small group who started as desert nomads.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Thousands rally for more charter schools

It was the charter schools’ turn to rally at the State Capitol Wednesday in support of Governor Cuomo’s proposal to...

POV Documentary Blog

Featured Event: 'The Genius of Marian' in Hallowell, Maine

Join Spectrum Generations for a free screening and discussion of 'The Genius of Marian' at the Cohen Community Center.