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The Roosevelts
PBS


THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. Continue


Resurrecting Richard III Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Richard is thought of as the most evil king to have ruled England and also as a fearsome warrior, despite the extreme curvature of his spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king. Continue


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Secrets of Westminster
PBS


From the outside, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are the classic London scene. Go inside the Gothic walls to explore the hidden world of the Houses of Commons and Lords, full of back-stabbing, intrigue, and traditions. Continue


Latino Americans of NY and NJ

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New York Documentaries
Thirteen/WNET New York


Rafael Pi Roman hosts this program that explores the diverse culture Latinos have brought to the New York City metropolitan area. More than four million Latino Americans call the New York and New Jersey region home. Latino Americans of NY & NJ highlights this large community’s rich culture and influence, drawing from personal stories and experts in Latino history and culture. Continue


Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Family Story

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Finding Your Roots
PBS


Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares a story from his family history. Continue


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Craft in America
PBS


Watch a 30 sec preview of Craft in America: SERVICE, premering on PBS November 2, 2014 (*check local listings). SERVICE: exploring creativity, healing and our nation’s soldiers and veterans. Featuring ceramic artist Ehren Tool, potter Judas Recendez, Peter Voulkos and other G.I. Bill artists, Pam DeLuco and the Paper Doll Project, and Eugene Burks Jr, saddler at the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon. Continue


Service episode preview

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Craft in America
PBS


Watch a 30 sec preview of Craft in America: SERVICE, premering on PBS November 2, 2014 (*check local listings). SERVICE: exploring creativity, healing and our nation’s soldiers and veterans. Featuring ceramic artist Ehren Tool, potter Judas Recendez, Peter Voulkos and other G.I. Bill artists, Pam DeLuco and the Paper Doll Project, and Eugene Burks Jr, saddler at the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon. Continue


Our American Storytellers Promo

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Finding Your Roots
PBS


Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith are three iconic American storytellers who have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others all the while knowing almost nothing about their own family history: Continue


1964 World's Fair

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CPTV Documentaries
CONNECTICUT PUBLIC TELEVISION


The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, held at Flushing Meadow in Queens, featured 140 pavilions on a 646-acre fairground designed by renowned planner Robert Moses. Taking place during the dawn of the space age, the theme was "Man in a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe". This documentary combines archival footage with interviews with adults who recall their childhood experience at the fair. Continue


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - Preview

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. Continue


The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Story of Holocaust Survival

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MetroFocus
Thirteen/WNET New York


MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman interviews author Allan Chernoff on his book The Tailors of Tomaszow. Continue


Secrets of Westminster

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Secrets of Westminster
PBS


In Secrets of Westminster, viewers see the hidden areas of London’s House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. Throughout its history, Westminster has embodied stories of power struggles and tradition. Continue


The Dust Bowl: Documenting the First Migrants to California

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American Masters
PBS


Photographer Dorothea Lange and her husband were the first to witness and to understand the causes of the huge migration to California in the 1930s: families were escaping the Dust Bowl. In this excerpt, Lange describes photographing the first car arriving in California. American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres nationwide Friday, August 29, 9-11 pm on PBS. Continue


Share Your Story Prompt

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Finding Your Roots
PBS


Henry Louis Gates, JR. invites you to share your own family history on the official Finding Your Roots website. Continue


NYC-ARTS Profile: “Lost Kingdoms” at The Met Museum

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NYC-ARTS
Thirteen/WNET New York


Philippe de Montebello and curator John Guy talk about a landmark exhibition of breathtaking sculptures from the Lost Kingdoms of Early Southeast Asia. Devoted to the Hindu-Buddhist art in this area during the first millennium, the show is comprised of some 160 sculptures, including numerous National Treasures from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and even a “first-ever” loan from Myanmar. Continue


Dick Cavett's Watergate - Preview

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PBS
PBS


Mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation with archival clips from “The Dick Cavett Show.” Continue


Born Champions Promo

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Finding Your Roots
PBS


Three of America's greatest athletes -- Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo -- whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were all cut off from their true origins. Continue


In Search of our Fathers Promo

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Finding Your Roots
PBS


Three guests who know almost nothing about their fathers’ histories: Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when he was only two years old, and never returned; Courtney Vance wants to learn more about his true roots after the tragic suicide of his father, a foster child who never knew the identity of his biological parents; and Gloria Reuben’s father was 78 years old when she was born. Continue


The Fidel Castro Tapes

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The Fidel Castro Tapes
PBS


The Fidel Castro Tapes features rarely- and never-before-seen images to tell the life story of the controversial leader of Cuba. Continue


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