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History & Documentary Programs

American Masters | Bing Crosby Rediscovered

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Watch Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9pm | Discover the life and legend of the entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews.

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FRONTLINE | From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

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Watch Tuesdays, December 23 & December 30, 2014 at 10pm | Chart the epic story of the rise of Christianity, from the life of Jesus to the period that followed his death.

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Independent Lens | The Trials of Muhammad Ali

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Watch Monday, December 22, 2014 at midnight | Witness Muhammad Ali’s toughest bout, his battle to overturn his prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service.

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Secrets of Highclere Castle

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Watch Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10pm | See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle, the stand-in for the fictional Downton Abbey.

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The Neighborhood That Disappeared

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Watch Monday, December 15, 2014 on WMHT WORLD | Unearth the story of the neighborhood that was demolished to create the South Mall.

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Independent Lens | Muscle Shoals

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Watch Monday, November 24, 2014 at midnight | Celebrate the Alabama studio that united black and white to create music for the generations.

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Al Capone: Icon

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Watch Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30pm | Try to decide why Americans are fascinated by celebrity gangster Al Capone.

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FRONTLINE | Firestone & the Warlord

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Watch Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10pm | Investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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American Experience | Cold War Road Show

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Watch Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9pm | Revisit Nikita Khrushchev’s historic 1959 visit to America at the height of the Cold War.

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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

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Watch Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9pm | Learn how the U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Cuomo demands non- PC answers from state ed officials Cuomo demands non- PC answers from state ed officials
Governor Cuomo has written a letter to state education officials, saying he wants answers on why 99% of teachers scored highly on the most recent evaluations, while ot...

POV Documentary Blog

With ‘Life Itself,’ Steve James Has Earned the Right to Oscar With ‘Life Itself,’ Steve James Has Earned the Right to Oscar
He's already been robbed of one. After decades of making documentaries, Steve James has earned the right to be recogn...