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History & Documentary Programs

The Longest Hurrah: The O’Connell-Corning Years

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Watch on WMHT-TV | This historic documentary tells the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life,' Erastus Corning and long-time party boss, Dan O’Connell.

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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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Watch marathon Saturday, November 12, 2016 beginning at 9:30am on WMHT-TV | This six-hour series chronicles the full sweep of African-American history.

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Debt of Honor

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Watch Sunday, November 13, 2016 at noon on WMHT-TV |Take an unflinching look at the reality of warfare through interviews with disabled veterans.

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American Masters | Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

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Watch on WMHT-TV | Laugh along as comedy giant Mel Brooks shares stories about his personal life and career.

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Alexander Hamilton's Albany: 16 Hamilton History Facts About the Capital Region

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Have the Hamilton fever that’s going around? We’ve compiled a list of 16 facts about Hamilton and Albany.

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Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

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Watch Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Follow scientists trying to determine which giant animal was the apex predator 58 million years ago.

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American Experience | The Battle of Chosin

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Watch Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Revisit this pivotal Korean War battle through eyewitness accounts of bloody combat and heroism.

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POV | What Tomorrow Brings

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Watch Monday, October 31, 2016 at midnight on WMHT-TV | Step inside the very first girls’ school in a small Afghan village.

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POV | Thank You for Playing

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Watch Monday, October 24, 2016 at midnight on WMHT-TV | See how a video game, “That Dragon, Cancer,” evolved from a cathartic exercise into a work of art.

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POV | Hooligan Sparrow

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Watch Monday, October 17, 2016 at midnight on WMHT-TV | Follow a Chinese activist who seeks justice for girls allegedly sexually abused by their principal.

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

POV Documentary Blog

When History is Silent: Overcoming Trauma Through the Restoration of Cultural Memory

As November wraps up, we'd like to honor it as Native American Heritage Month by exploring the themes of history...