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History & Documentary Programs

The Nazi Games - Berlin 1936

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Watch Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | See how the Nazis and the IOC turned, to their mutual advantage, a relatively small, elitist sports event into an epic global and mass media spectacle that, despite the IOC’s determined attempts to forget, continues to this day.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda – Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of Broadway Smash Hit Hamilton – Hosts Sixth Annual PBS Arts Fall Festival

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– Festival Features a Look Into the Making of Broadway Hit Hamilton, Smash West End Revival of Gypsy, Salute to New York With Lang Lang, Star-Studded Tribute to William Shakespeare, Specials with Alan Cumming, Bill Murray, Joshua Bell and More –

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Visions of Italy, Southern Style

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Watch Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30pm & August 29, 2016 at 10:30pm on WMHT-TV | Soar above the spectacular landscape of southern Italy, with aerial footage set to glorious music.

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Dick Cavett's Watergate

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Watch Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Review the Watergate scandal through interviews from “The Dick Cavett Show.”

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POV | Iris

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Watch Monday, August 8, 2016 at 11pm on WMHT-TV | Meet Iris Apfel, a 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene.

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T-Rex | Her Fight for Gold

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Watch Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:30pm on WMHT-TV | T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa Shields, who was just 17 years old when she won the Olympic gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012.

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Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History

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Watch Sunday, August 14 & 21, 2016 at 7pm | Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb traces the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

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Spillover – Zika, Ebola & Beyond

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Premiering Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11pm on WMHT-TV | Documentary investigates the rise and spread of viruses worldwide and how to stop the next pandemic.

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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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JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

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Watch Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Discover how LBJ worked behind the scenes to ensure JFK’s legacy and transformed America.

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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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