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History & Documentary Programs

Catskill Mountain House and The World Around

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Watch Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3pm | The fascinating story of America's first mountain-top grand hotel and resort.

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The Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet

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Watch Monday, May 22, 2016 at 10pm | Join David Suchet on his trip to learn more about the best-selling murder mystery writer in history.

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The Bomb

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Watch Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8pm | Explore the most destructive invention in human history, the nuclear bomb.

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POV | Return to Homs

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Watch Monday, July 20, 2015 at 12am | How a star goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team became an armed insurgent.

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American Experience | Blackout

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Watch Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 9pm | A look at what happened in New York City the night the lights went out in summer 1977.

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FRONTLINE | Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

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Watch Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10pm | Investigate the alarming rise of untreatable infections.

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American Experience | The Abolitionists

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Watch Tuesdays, July 7-14 at 8pm | The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery.

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The National Mall: America’s Front Yard

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Watch Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9pm | Learn the surprising and inspiring story of the National Mall, a place unlike any other on earth.

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So Right So Smart

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Watch Wednesday, July, 15 at 7pm on WMHT WORLD | What’s good for the planet can also be good for the bottom line. 

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FRONTLINE | Growing Up Trans

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Watch Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10pm | Explore the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Exclusive: Andrew Cuomo discusses 2010 redemption

Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed to a rare sit-down television interview for the upcoming WMHT film on his father titled "Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry and Prose."

POV Documentary Blog

The Documentary Box Office Fizzle of 2016

The soft year at the box office may set the trend for the future theatrical life of all documentaries.