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History & Documentary Programs

Independent Lens | Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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Watch Monday, December 23, 2013 at midnight | Hear the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world’s greatest sushi chef.

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American Masters | Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

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Watch Friday, December 27, 2013 at 9pm | Remember composer, conductor & PEGOT winner Marvin Hamlisch.

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Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913

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Watch Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8pm | Trace Michigan’s Copper Country strike from its hopeful start to its heartrending conclusion.

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Independent Lens | Playwright From Page to Stage

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Watch Monday, December 16, 2013 at midnight | See two young playwrights, African- and Indian-American, create a new language for the stage.

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FRONTLINE | The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

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Watch Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9pm | The intimate and surprising story of a Mandela few people know.

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How Sherlock Changed the World

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Watch Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9pm | Examine the impact of the fictional Holmes on real criminal investigation and forensic techniques.

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Sagamore Lodge: America's Great Camp

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Watch Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 6pm | A stunning one hour documentary that tells the story of the development of William West Durant’s rustic Adirondack architecture.

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Lincoln@Gettysburg

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Watch Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 9pm & Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 6pm | Learn how Lincoln exerted control through the telegraph and its effect on the Gettysburg Address.

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FRONTLINE | Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

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Watch Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10pm | Review this investigative biography of Oswald, the man at the center of the Kennedy assassination.

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Secrets of Scotland Yard

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Watch Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 8pm | Hear sleuths reveal secrets of becoming a detective and uncover details of those who’ve gone before.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

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