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History & Documentary Programs

Liberty or Death

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Watch Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT WORLD | Patrick Henry's impassioned plea at the second Virginia Convention of 1775, "Give me liberty or give me death," defined the American Revolution.

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Lafayette: The Lost Hero

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Watch Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7pm on WMHT WORLD | The story of the Marquis de Lafayette and his quest to bring democracy to America and France.

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F.S. Key and the Song That Built America

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Watch Friday, July 1, 2016 at 6pm and 9pm on WMHT WORLD | Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of America's national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'

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Hudson River Journeys

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Watch Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 5pm on WMHT-TV | WMHT production celebrating how the Hudson River inspired Pete Seeger and artist Len Tantillo and how they inspired each other.

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Presidents In Our Backyard

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Watch Thursdays at 7:30pm July 21 & 28, 2016 and August 11 & 18, 2016 and Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4pm | Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

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Great Old Amusement Parks

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Watch Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4pm on WMHT-TV | Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day.

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The Statue of Liberty

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Watch Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2pm and Monday, July 4, 2016 at 11pm | Revisit Ken Burns's history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans.

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POV | The Look of Silence

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Watch Monday, June 27, 2016 at Midnight | An optometrist confronts the men who killed his brother in the 1965 Indonesian genocide.

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Welcome to Kutsher's: The Last Catskills Resort

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Premieres Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Visit Kutsher's Country Club, the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills.

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American Experience | The Presidents

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Watch August 2016 on WMHT-TV | 20th century biographies that offer an intimate and compelling look at the men who have defined and re-defined the modern presidency.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

School budgets pass overwhelmingly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioBrGPYZmTANew York voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on their local school...

POV Documentary Blog

Featured Event: Monroe Township Public Library Presents 'All the Difference'

Join the Monroe Township Public Library for a free screening of 'All the Difference,' as part of their Summer 2016 Film Series.