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History & Documentary Programs

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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American Experience | Mount Rushmore

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Watch Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 8pm | Learn Mount Rushmore’s story, which is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself.

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Henry Ford | American Experience

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Watch Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3pm on WMHT TV. | Watch a profile of the farm boy who became the 20th century’s most influential American innovator.

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Nazi Mega Weapons

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Watch Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10pm | In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history.

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FRONTLINE | Solitary Nation

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Watch Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10pm | Through the stories of inmates and officers, get an intimate view of life in solitary confinement.

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First Peoples

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Watch Wednesdays, June 24 - July 8, 2015 at 9pm | See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. 

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Education Commissioner disagrees with federal attempt to punish opt out schools

The state’s education commissioner, Mary Ellen Elia says she’s fighting a proposal by her predecessor, now the federal education secretary, John King, to punish...

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