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History & Documentary Programs

Emma Willard | She Inspires

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Learn about Emma Willard, founder of the first higher education school for women in the US.

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Did Jack Nicholson’s ‘Knead’ for Bread from Schenectady Begin in 1980s While Filming William Kennedy’s ‘Ironweed’?

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Have you heard the story of Jack Nicholson and his love for Perreca’s bread? The story of how he loves it so much that he has it shipped to his home in California from the Schenectady Bakery?

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WMHT Announces Premiere of Documentary on Albany Author William Kennedy

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New documentary on award-winning author and Albany native, William Kennedy, to premiere June 26, 2017 at 9pm on WMHT-TV.

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Free Preview Screening | Kennedy of Albany: A Writer and His City

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Free preview screening and discussion Monday, June 19 beginning at 6pm at WMHT Studios.

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Eleanor Roosevelt | She Inspires

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Learn why Eleanor Roosevelt was dubbed 'first lady of the world.'

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WMHT film named Outstanding Documentary

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“Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry and Prose” was named Outstanding Documentary program by the New York State Broadcasters Association.

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12 Facts About WWI’s Sgt. Henry Johnson

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You might recognize the name Henry Johnson - from the street named for him, the monument for him in Albany, and the news in 2015 of him posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor in 2015.

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Free Preview Screening | Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust

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Join us for a free preview screening of Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at noon.

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Free Preview Screening | Behind the Lights

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Join us for a free preview screening of Behind the Lights on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7pm.

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Ann Lee | She Inspires

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Learn about Ann Lee, the visionary leader who brought the Shakers to America.

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

POV Documentary Blog

Critical Acclaim for 'Dalya's Other Country'

A roundup of some critical acclaim for 'Dalya's Other Country.'