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FRONTLINE | American Terrorist

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Watch Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10pm | Investigate American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the 2008 siege on Mumbai.

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FRONTLINE | Memory of the Camps

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Watch Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10pm | See historical footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps; edited by Hitchcock.

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FRONTLINE | The Fight for Yemen

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Watch Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10pm | With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict. 

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180 Days: Hartsville

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Watch Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3pm | Experience a Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in public schools.

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FRONTLINE | The Vaccine War

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Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10pm | Determine whether vaccines are a great achievement or a scourge on health.

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James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work

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Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:30pm | Review the story of a remarkable politician: a power-player, dealmaker and diplomat.

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FRONTLINE | Firestone & the Warlord

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Watch Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10pm | Investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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FRONTLINE | Being Mortal

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Watch Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10pm | Join Atul Gawande to explore the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life.

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President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

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Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill to co-anchor live coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union Address and the Republican Response.

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METROFOCUS: Mario Cuomo, In His Own Words

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Watch Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7pm & Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:30pm | The late Mario Cuomo looks back at his childhood, his Italian family, his baseball career and his extraordinary political career.

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Discussion around the themes presented in the P.O.V. documentary 'American Promise.'

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