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History & Documentary Programs

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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FRONTLINE | Secret History of Isis

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Watch Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV | Get the inside story of the creation of ISIS and learn how the U.S. missed the many warning signs.

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Ken Burns | Jazz

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Watch Monday-Friday, July 18-22 and July 25-29, 2016 at 6pm on WMHT WORLD | Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form.

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POV | Of Men and War

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Watch Monday, May 30, 2016 at midnight on WMHT-TV | At a PTSD treatment center in California, follow veterans and their families on their paths to recovery.

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Veterans | The Telling Project

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6pm on WMHT-TV | Drawing on powerful experiences during boot camp, duty stations and combat deployment, the veterans explain how their roles in the military unfolded, as well as their difficult transitions back into society.

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Doolittle's Raiders | A Final Toast

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3pm | The aviators, led by famed commander Lt. Col. James Harold Doolittle, took the fight directly to the enemy for the first time in the war and delivered retribution for Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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American War Stories | Vietnam

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Watch Sunday, May 29, 2016 starting at noon on WMHT-TV | This three-hour documentary focuses on the personal stories of individuals who served in the conflict and provides insight into a war that continues to profoundly affect the lives of Vietnam veterans and their families today including our general culture, politics and lives.

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Secrets of the Dead | Teotihuacan’s Lost Kings

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Watch Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Follow scientists as they explore tombs beneath an ancient Mexican city for clues to a lost culture.

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

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