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History & Documentary Programs

1916 The Irish Rebellion

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Watch Thursdays at 10pm April 7 -21 & Sunday, April 24, 2016 beginning at 2pm on WMHT TV | The dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916.

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Ride the Tiger

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Watch Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Explore the bipolar brain’s biology and chemistry to learn if we can pre-empt or fix the disorder.

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10 Parks That Changed America

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Watch Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT TV | Explore spaces that offer city dwellers a respite, from Savannah’s squares to New York’s High Line.

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Ken Burns | Jackie Robinson

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Watch Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.

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The National Parks | America's Best Idea

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Watch Monday, April 25-Saturday, April 30 at 9pm on WMHT TV | This six-part documentary series directed by Ken Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.

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Independent Lens | My Nazi Legacy

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Watch Monday, May 2, 2016 at midnight on WMHT TV | My Nazi Legacy explores the relationship between two men, each the sons of high-ranking Nazi officials, and internationally renowned British human rights lawyer Philippe Sands, whose family perished in the Holocaust.

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Shakespeare’s Tomb

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Watch Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Join the first-ever scientific investigation of Shakespeare’s grave.

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Preview Screening: SPAC at 50

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Join us for a free preview screening of SPAC at 50 Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7pm.

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Preview Screening: Frederic Church's Olana | An American Treasure

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Join us for a free preview screening of Frederic Church's Olana | An American Treasure Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7pm

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10 Towns That Changed America

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Watch Wednesday, April 19, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT TV | Visit influential towns designed from the ground up that transformed our ideas of community.

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

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