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History & Documentary Programs

FRONTLINE | Policing the Police

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Watch Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Step inside the Newark Police Department — one of many troubled forces ordered to reform.

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Independent Lens | Trapped

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Watch Monday June 20, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Visit the front lines of the fight over controversial laws designed to restrict abortion access.

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The Greeks

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Watch Tuesdays, June 21 - July 5, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists.

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Adirondack Seasons

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Watch Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | The seasons of the Adirondacks are brought to vivid life in this breathtaking program featuring the original music of Scott B. Adams.

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The Great Polar Bear Feast

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Watch Wednesday, June 22 at 8pm and Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10am on WMHT-TV | Investigate the problems facing a unique population of polar bears due to climate change.

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Songs from the Heart of the Adirondacks

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Watch Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4pm on WMHT-TV | Experience the rich musical legacy of traditional music and dance in the Adirondacks.

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Miss Fisher Uncovered

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Watch Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Take a special look at our favorite female sleuth as she sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

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American Experience | The Boys of '36

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Premieres Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV. Additional Air Dates on WMHT WORLD | Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.

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Genealogy Roadshow | Season 3

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Watch Tuesdays, May 17 - June 28, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories.

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Secrets of the Dead | Cleopatra's Lost Tomb

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Watch Tuesday, May 17 at 9pm & Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:30pm on WMHT TV | Discover whether an amateur archaeologist’s theory leads to the lost tomb of the Egyptian queen.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Rural schools worry about future school funding

It’s summer vacation for school children, leaders of New York’s rural schools are worrying about the new school year, and say they are squeezed by a tax cap and other...

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