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History & Documentary Programs

In Their Own Words

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Enjoy a series that profiles key figures in history by using their most memorable quotes to frame their life stories. The films follow Queen Elizabeth II, Muhammad Ali and Jim Henson.

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Starboard Light

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STARBOARD LIGHT is an inspiring and poignant documentary that asks: does a family make a house or does a house make a family? 

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The Track at Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course

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Watch August 2015 | Explore the history of America's grandest race course in Saratoga, New York.

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The Civil War 25th Anniversary

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Watch September 2015 | Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict.

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Rails to the Catskills

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Watch Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 3pm | Explore the history of the dynamic railroad industry in the Catskills.

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POV: The Storm Makers

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See an exposé of Cambodia’s human traffickers, who transport the poor and illiterate across borders.

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Omnibus: Gene Kelly Dancing - A Man's Game

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Watch Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:30pm | Gene Kelly's first television ever special, written, choreographed, co-directed, and starring the Hollywood legend.

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Saratoga WarHorse

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August 2015 | A touching program that connects former soldiers to retired thoroughbreds for emotional healing.

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The Neighborhood That Disappeared

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August 2015 on WMHT | Unearth the story of the neighborhood that was demolished to create the South Mall.

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Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine

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Watch Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 11am-7pm | Chart Christianity's evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Thousands rally for more charter schools

It was the charter schools’ turn to rally at the State Capitol Wednesday in support of Governor Cuomo’s proposal to...

POV Documentary Blog

Las luchas internas de niños indocumentados son reveladas en el documental de POV 'No le digas a nadie', que se exhibe el lunes, 21 de septiembre, 2015 en PBS

"Somos sobrevivientes", dice Angy Rivera, quien ahora es una joven mujer, y que insta a otros a "salir" de las sombras de inmigración. Una co-producción de ITVS; una...