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History & Documentary Programs

Preview Screening: American Experience | The Boys of '36

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Join us for a free preview screening of American Experience | The Boys of '36 Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:30pm.

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The Nazi Games - Berlin 1936

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Watch Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | See how the Nazis and the IOC turned, to their mutual advantage, a relatively small, elitist sports event into an epic global and mass media spectacle that, despite the IOC’s determined attempts to forget, continues to this day.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda – Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of Broadway Smash Hit Hamilton – Hosts Sixth Annual PBS Arts Fall Festival

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– Festival Features a Look Into the Making of Broadway Hit Hamilton, Smash West End Revival of Gypsy, Salute to New York With Lang Lang, Star-Studded Tribute to William Shakespeare, Specials with Alan Cumming, Bill Murray, Joshua Bell and More –

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Visions of Italy, Southern Style

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Watch Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30pm & Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:30pm on WMHT-TV | Soar above the spectacular landscape of southern Italy, with aerial footage set to glorious music.

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Dick Cavett's Watergate

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Watch Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Review the Watergate scandal through interviews from “The Dick Cavett Show.”

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T-Rex | Her Fight for Gold

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Watch Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:30pm on WMHT-TV | T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa Shields, who was just 17 years old when she won the Olympic gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012.

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Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History

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Watch Sunday, August 14 & 21, 2016 at 7pm | Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb traces the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

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Spillover – Zika, Ebola & Beyond

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Premiering Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11pm on WMHT-TV | Documentary investigates the rise and spread of viruses worldwide and how to stop the next pandemic.

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9/11 Inside the Pentagon

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Watch September 2016 on WMHT-TV & WORLD | Hear the rarely told stories of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, in which 184 people died.

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PBS to Air 9/11 INSIDE THE PENTAGON on 15TH Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

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Documentary Reveals Little-Known Stories of the Attack on the Pentagon and the Courage, Perseverance and Heroism That Kept the Nation’s Defense Headquarters Operating

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Revisiting the Attica Uprising

It was 45 years ago this month that the state and nation's attention was captured by the prison uprising in the...

POV Documentary Blog

POV Digital Lab NYC: Explore the Prototypes and the Technology

Since 2012, POV has brought together visionary filmmakers and inventive technologists to re-imagine the documentary...