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History & Documentary Programs

Horseshoes: One of the Collar City's big industrial roles during Civil War

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More than 90 percent of the horseshoes used by Union forces in the U.S. Civil War were made within a half mile of the current Burden Iron Works Museum in Troy, the former headquarters of the multi-million dollar local industry.

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American Masters | Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Watch Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist.

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FRONTLINE | Divided States of America

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Watch Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17-18, 2017 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Review the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign.

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The March

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Watch Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington.

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Secrets of Chatsworth

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Watch Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:30pm on WMHT-TV | Survey the 500-year history of Chatsworth and learn about its American connections.

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Secrets of Selfridges

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Watch Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3:30pm on WMHT-TV | Uncover hidden stories about Selfridges in London and delve into the mind of its American creator.

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Nazi Mega Weapons | Season 3

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Watch on WMHT TV | In the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware in history. This series includes episodes on Hitler's Megasubs, Blitzkrieg warfare and fortifications on The Channel Islands.

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In Jackson Heights

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Watch Friday, January 7, 2017 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | Examine the daily life of residents in an ethnically and culturally diverse community in Queens, NY.

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Christmas Card Origins in Albany, New York

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As you and your family enjoy the holiday cards you’ve received this season – digital cards, handmade cards, and photos of relatives and friends – you may reflect upon how this festive tradition started. The origins of the popularity of these Christmas correspondence staples trace back to early in Queen Victoria’s reign and the first American Christmas card was printed in Albany, New York.

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Secrets of the Dead | Vampire Legend

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Watch Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Follow scientists as they uncover the true origins of modern vampire lore.

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

POV Documentary Blog

Featured Event: 'Getting Back to Abnormal' at the Old First Presbyterian Church

The Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals is hosting a free evening screening of Getting Back to Abnormal at the Old First Presbyterian Church.