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History & Documentary Programs

American Masters | Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character

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Watch Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10pm | Salute the entertainer who was a one-woman army of comedic characters: Carol Burnett.

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American Masters | Carole King: Natural Woman

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Watch Friday, February 19, 2016 at 9pm & Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3pm | Explore the hit singer-songwriter’s life and career from 1960s Brooklyn to ’70s California to now.

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The Lost Years of Zora Neale Hurston

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Watch Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 5pm | Explore a fascinating chapter in the life of an American literary icon.

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American Masters | B.B. King: The Life of Riley

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Watch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 9pm & Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3pm | Explore B.B. King’s life and career through candid interviews with the blues legend and other stars.

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American Masters | Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'

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Watch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11pm | Experience guitarist Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performances and interviews.

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David Bowie: Five Years

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Watch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10pm | An intimate account of five pivotal years in David Bowie's extensive career.

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Independent Lens | Wilhemina's War

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Watch Monday, February 29, 2016 at midnight on WMHT TV | Wilhemina’s War is the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family’s fight for survival from HIV and AIDS.

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Independent Lens | A Ballerina's Tale

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Watch Monday, February 8, 2016 at midnight on WMHT TV | Few dancers reach the elite level of ballet; of that already small number only a fraction are black women. Misty Copeland shattered those barriers in 2015, making history as the first African American principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT).

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1916 The Irish Rebellion

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Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire.

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Free Preview Screening: Charles R. Wood | A Storied Life

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Join us for a free preview screening of Charles R. Wood | A Storied Life Thursday, March 3 at 7pm.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

A look back at Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate run

http://video.wmht.org/video/2365653334/This coming Monday's Iowa Caucus marks the official start of the presidential sweepstakes. Hillary Clinton is once again the...

POV Documentary Blog

Featured Event: Portland Community College's Cascade Festival of African Films Presents 'Beats of the Antonov'

Join Portland Community College at their 25th annual Cascade Festival of African Films for a screening of 'Beats of the Antonov.'