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From breaking news to thought-provoking journalism and documentaries, WMHT is your destination for news and public affairs. View program previews and press releases below, or view program descriptions for our many news and public affairs programs.

News & Public Affairs

How We Live: The Fabric of Upstate Life

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Discussions around a series of public opinion surveys conducted by Siena Research for the Times Union.

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FRONTLINE | Firestone & the Warlord

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Watch Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10pm | Investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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FRONTLINE | The Rise of ISIS

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Watch Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10pm | Investigate the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.

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Election '14: The Race for Governor

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Watch the full debate online | Our sister station WNED in Buffalo hosted the Gubernatorial Debate live.

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FRONTLINE | Losing Iraq

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Watch Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10pm | Trace the U.S. role in Iraq from the 2003 invasion to the current violence.

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Gibson, Eldridge debate at WMHT

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Rep. Chris Gibson and Sean Eldridge debate live at WMHT studios October 16, 2014 at 8pm.

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FRONTLINE | The Trouble With Antibiotics

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Watch Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10pm | Track the use of antibiotics in food animals and if it’s fueling antibiotic resistance in people.

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Independent Lens | Bully

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Watch Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10pm | Get an unflinching look at the effects of bullying on the lives of five kids and their families.

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Congressman Paul Tonko and Mr. Jim Fischer Debate on WMHT TV

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Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko and Republican challenger Jim Fischer will debate live on WMHT-TV as they seek to win the 20th Congressional District seat.

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FRONTLINE | Death by Fire 2

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Watch Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10pm | Re-investigate the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed for the arson deaths of his children.

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

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