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AfroPop

AfroPop

From WORLD TV - a conversation about voter participation in Ghana versus the U.S.

America ReFramed

America ReFramed

Hear the many stories of a transforming American culture and its broad diversity.

American Experience

American Experience

Features a range of people and events in American history.

American Masters

American Masters

Award-winning biography series that celebrates arts and culture.

FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE

America's premier investigative documentary series since 1983.

Get Off Your Knees

Get Off Your Knees

John Robinson's story teaches those with and without disabilities that we can achieve our goals.

Global Voices

Global Voices

A showcase of internationally themed documentaries made by independent filmmakers.

Half the Sky Movement

Half the Sky Movement

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Historic Views of the Capital City

Historic Views of the Capital City

Documentary explores Albany, New York's historic architecture and political figures.

Historic Views of the Carpet City

Historic Views of the Carpet City

Documentary explores the rich multicultural history of mill town Amsterdam, New York.

Homefront and Warfront: World War II

Homefront and Warfront: World War II

A close look at WWII through the eyes of Capital Region veterans, residents and workers.

Independent Lens

Independent Lens

Emmy-winning series on features independent documentary films from around the world.

Ken Burns Interview

Ken Burns Interview

New York NOW's exclusive interview with the filmmaker and distinguished American storyteller.

MAKERS: Women Who Make America

MAKERS: Women Who Make America

The story of the trailblazing women behind the Women's Movement.

The National Parks | A Ken Burns Film

The National Parks | A Ken Burns Film

A story of historic places & people who trying to save the precious land they love.

The New York Capitol Fire

The New York Capitol Fire

The 1911 New York Capitol fire was the greatest library fire disaster of modern times.

No Ordinary Lives: The War Years in Troy

No Ordinary Lives: The War Years in Troy

Documentary explores World War II era service and sacrifice in Uncle Sam's hometown.

The O’Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah

The O’Connell-Corning Years: The Longest Hurrah

Learn the gripping story of Albany’s 'Mayor for Life' and his long-time party boss.

Pioneers of Television

Pioneers of Television

Emmy-nominated series which reveals behind-the-scenes stories & fascinating facts about television.

POV

POV

Acclaimed point-of-view documentary films.

Presidents in Our Backyard

Presidents in Our Backyard

Facts and folklore behind the eight U.S. presidents with close ties to New York State.

Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol

Rediscovering the Light: Restoring New York’s Capitol

The final chapters in the story of the restoration of the New York State Capitol.

Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead

Part detective story, part true-life drama; unearth evidence from around the world.

The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course

The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course

Celebrate 150 years of owners, trainers, jockeys & horses at the Saratoga Race Course.

William Kennedy's Prohibition Story

William Kennedy's Prohibition Story

Pulitzer Prize-winner William Kennedy retells Prohibition era saga of Jack 'Legs' Diamond.

WMHT WORLD Channel 17.3

WMHT WORLD Channel 17.3

Documentaries and stories from around the world.

WORLD Exclusive

WORLD Exclusive

fresh, engaging & provocative documentaries, shorts & shows for public media.

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in Ed Comm

The President of the state’s teachers’ union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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New NYSUT President Magee discusses "no confidence vote" on commissioner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuS0zWHAfVU

In April, the New York State United Teachers union decided on new leadership for its 60,000 members.  Gone was longtime President Dick Ianuzzi and in ...

POV Documentary Blog

Peter Young on “The Last Ocean” and the Politics of Antarctica’s Ross Sea

"We have no idea how valuable those places will be in a couple of generations. Right now, it takes a lot of foresight. Empty pockets and a bank deficit are not very good for foresight. It's the sam...

The Inaugural New York WILD Film Festival Showcases Documentaries About Adventure and Exploration

In January, the Explorer's Club opened its wrought-iron doors to crowds of freezing New Yorkers, who trekked through snowy sidewalks and single-digit temperatures to attend the opening night of the...

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Eye on The Great Depression and Sharecropping

Please view the original post to see the video. Dorothea Lange's work documenting those struggling through the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and sharecropping system brought her into contact with re...

Dorothea Lange: Lange’s MoMA Exhibition

Please view the original post to see the video. In 1965 the curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) made two trips to visit Dorothea Lange at her home in California. Together, Jo...

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