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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.

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

Study finds New Yorkers don't want school mergers

Governor Cuomo and the legislature approved a plan in the state budget to encourage local governments and schools to merge and share services over the next few years, in an attempt to lower propert...

New teachers union President wants to increase union's political potency

There’s a big change at state’s largest teacher’s union, New York State United Teachers, as members elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common ...

POV Documentary Blog

Hot Docs: 10 Documentaries Doc Soup Man Is Eager to See

Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs April 24 to May 4, 2014.

A Different Kind of Fight Film: Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

The Trials of Muhammad Ali gives a purposeful look to Ali's life outside of the ring. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston interviews director Bill Siegel about the making of the film.

American Masters

George Plimpton: Watch Excerpt: George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review

"The Paris Review is maybe a spiritual hideout for George," reflects Terry McDonnell of Sports Illustrated. I think it was a place where he could do the highest level of his work in the way he wou...

A Fierce Green Fire: Watch the Full Film

American Masters presents A Fierce Green Fire, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings...

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