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Watch previews, scenes and cast interviews from some of your favorite PBS and WMHT History & Documentary programs. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please try our video player. Click on the programs to view previes and air dates.

History & Documentary Programs

Presidents In Our Backyard

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Watch Part 1 Thursday, October 13 at 7:30pm & Part 2 Thursday, October 20 at 7:30pm on WMHT-TV | Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

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Preview Screening | Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry & Prose

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Join us for a free preview screening of Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry & Prose on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:30pm.

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American Experience | Tesla

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Watch Tuesday, October 18 at 9pm & Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11am on WMHT-TV | Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century.

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FRONTLINE | Terror in Europe

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Watch Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Charlie Hebdo. Paris. Brussels. Since January of 2015, a wave of attacks by terrorists linked to Al Qaeda and ISIS has overwhelmed Europe, killing nearly 200 people and injuring hundreds more.

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Independent Lens | Best of Enemies

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Watch Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:30pm on WMHT-TV | In 1968, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. changed TV news forever with their explosive debates.

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Art in the Twenty-First Century | Season 8

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Watch Friday, September 16 at 9pm & Friday, September 23, 2016 from 9pm-11pm on WMHT-TV | ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY provides unparalleled access to the most innovative artists of our time, revealing how artists engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways.

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VOCES | Children of Giant

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Watch Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2pm on WMHT-TV | Explore the making of Giant and its powerful examination of Anglo/Mexican-American relations.

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FRONTLINE | A Subprime Education

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Watch Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry.

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POV | All the Difference

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Watch Monday, September 12, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Accompany two African-American teens on their journey to achieve a dream of graduating from college.

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POV | Kingdom of Shadows

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Watch Monday, September 19, 2016 at midnight on WMHT-TV | Take an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the US-Mexico drug war.

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

POV Documentary Blog