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History & Documentary Programs

Genealogy Roadshow

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Watch Mondays September 23 through October 14, 2013 at 9pm | Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories.

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American Masters | The Doors: When You're Strange

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Watch Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10pm | Learn the story of The Doors, one of the most compelling in the history of American rock music.

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POV | The World Before Her

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Watch Monday, September 16, 2013 at midnight | Meet two Indian women: a pageant contestant and the leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls.

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Queen and Country

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Watch Sundays, September 15 - October 6, 2013 at 6pm | In 2012, all eyes were on Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s second longest-reigning monarch, as England marks Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

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FRONTLINE | The Suicide Plan

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Watch Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10pm | Explore the shadow world of assisted suicide, where lines between legality and criminality are blurred.

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POV | Ping Pong

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Watch Monday, September 9, 2013 at midnight | Follow competitors in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China’s Inner Mongolia.

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American Masters | Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home

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Watch Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10pm | Hear the story of Woodie Guthrie’s creative energy, personal imperfections and family tragedy.

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Albany Mummies: Unveiling An Ancient Mystery

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Watch Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 5pm & 10:30pm and Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:30pm.

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American Masters | Billie Jean King

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Watch Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8pm | Join tennis star Billie Jean King as she tells her story in the series’ first profile of a sports figure.

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The National Parks | America's Best Idea

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Watch Monday, September 2 - Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9pm | A 12-hour, six-part documentary series directed by Ken Burns that tells the story of the preservation of America's most special places.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Assembly hearing to feature a push for more aid for part time students Assembly hearing to feature a push for more aid for part time students
Next week, an Assembly Committee will hold a hearing on improving access to financial aid for college students. One of the issues will be better access for part time c...

POV Documentary Blog

Our Ethical Dilemma / Nuestro Dilema Ético Our Ethical Dilemma / Nuestro Dilema Ético
Filmmaker Pamela Yates finds out she got a scene in her film When the Mountains Tremble wrong, and returns to Guatemala to investigate. Read and watch in English and S...