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History & Documentary Programs

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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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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Free Preview Screening | Henry Johnson: A Tale of Courage

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Join us for a free preview screening of Henry Johnson: A Tale of Courage on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 6pm.

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Troy, New York was fourth wealthiest city in country in 1800s

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At one point, the city of Troy, New York was the 16th largest city in the country and the 4th wealthiest per capita.

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

POV Documentary Blog

Featured Event: 'The Return' with Project Return

Join Project Return at the Nashville Public Library for a free screening of 'The Return.'