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History & Documentary Programs

FRONTLINE | Firestone & the Warlord

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Watch Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10pm | Investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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NOVA | Colosseum: Roman Death Trap

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Watch Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9pm | Watch a team re-create a lifting machine and trap-door system to release a wolf into the Colosseum.

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The Longest Hurrah: The O’Connell-Corning Years

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Watch Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 4pm | 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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American Experience | The Forgotten Plague

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Watch Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9pm | Learn more about tuberculosis, the deadliest killer in human history.

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American Experience | The Big Burn

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Watch Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9pm | Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.

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Shakespeare Uncovered Season 2

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Watch Fridays January 30 – February 13, 2015 at 9pm & 10pm | Join six famous hosts to learn the stories behind the stories of the Bard’s greatest plays.

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Italian Americans of New York & New Jersey

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Watch Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 10am | Celebrate the lives, achievements and rich diversity of the members of the local Italian American communities.

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The Italian Americans

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Watch Tuesdays, February 17 & 24, 2015 at 9pm | Trace the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to the present day.

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Secrets of the Dead | Ben Franklin’s Bones

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Watch Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10pm | Learn why Franklin held human skeletal remains in the basement of his British residence.

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Lower Lancaster Street

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Watch February 1, 2015 at 3:30pm | The gentrification of a rundown block in Albany that was being taken over by the middle-class at the expense of the working-class and the unemployed.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Cuomo challenges teachers, lawmakers, in budget proposal Cuomo challenges teachers, lawmakers, in budget proposal
Governor Cuomo delivered his joint State of the State and budget message, proposing a $141.6 billion spending plan that in part sets up a show down with teachers and e...

POV Documentary Blog

Report Back: ‘The Genius of Marian’ on Capitol Hill Report Back: ‘The Genius of Marian’ on Capitol Hill
On Monday, The Genius of Marian screened on Capitol Hill. Actor and activist David Hyde Pierce, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Devon White Angelini, featured in t...