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Take a Closer Look at Inside the Court of Henry VIII

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Inside the Court of Henry VIII
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Flip through photos from Inside the Court of Henry VIII. Part medieval tyrant, part renaissance prince, King Henry VIII ruled over his people as no king of England had ever done before. Pull back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterized his court. Airs Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

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American Experience
PBS


Emma Goldman's anarchist politics and outspoken activism against capitalism, wars, and the oppression of women captivated and polarized the American public for nearly thirty years. Continue


A Bloody Labor Battle

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American Experience
PBS


In June 1892, workers at the Andrew Carnegie-owned steel plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania went on strike. When plant manager Henry Clay Frick hired 300 armed guards to attack strikers, the resulting battle ended in deaths on both sides. Continue


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James Baker
PBS


Watch the story of James A. Baker III, a remarkable politician and statesman who represents a time when a divided Congress got things done, and when presidents and politicians worked together. Baker, now 84, helped get three presidents elected, served in top posts for two of them and was a central player in some of the most momentous events of the late 20th century. Continue


The Ballot or the Bullet

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American Experience
PBS


Malcolm X called for an aggressive plan for black Americans to gain political power, and move toward total control of their communities. He started a voter registration drive and advocated black nationalism as an economic philosophy. Continue


A Dramatic Shift in the Struggle

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American Experience
PBS


This clip highlights the dramatic shift Malcolm X, and the Nation of Islam, brought to the struggle for rights, by advocating separation and rejecting non-violence in the face of white oppression and brutality. Continue


Verses in Exile Trailer

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PBS Indies
PBS


Verses in Exile is a web series in four parts that tells the tangled tale of Cambodia’s most famous contemporary poet prior to his deportation. With no choice but to be told entirely in a land his family fled, Kosal Khiev recounts his journey from refugee to troubled youth, from prison inmate to free roaming poet. Continue


Take a Sneak Peak at the Man Who Made Washington Work

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James Baker
PBS


Flip through photos from James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work. Learn about the remarkable politician and statesman who represents a time when a divided Congress got things done, and when presidents and politicians worked together. Airs Tuesday, March 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Continue


Baker’s Effectiveness as Reagan’s Chief-of-Staff

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James Baker
PBS


Many people describe James Baker as the most effective and powerful presidential chief-of-staff in modern history. David Gergen, Lesley Stahl, Hedrick Smith and others explain how Baker used compromise, negotiation and charm to help carry out the “Reagan Revolution.” “It’s not that you’re trying to acquire power for power’s sake,” says Baker. "Power really accretes to those who get things done.” Continue


The Man Who Made Washington Work – Preview

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James Baker
PBS


Power-player, deal-maker, diplomat: whether it was ending the Cold War, conducting Middle East peace talks, or settling a disputed presidential election, James A. Baker III was at the center of the action. Premiered Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Continue


American Ballet Theatre: A History

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American Masters Exclusive
PBS


Ric Burns’ documentary on the 75-year history of the preeminent ballet company combines rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances and interviews with ABT's key figures including Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin; Susan Jaffe and Julie Kent, Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomez, Hee Seo, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Continue


A New Generation of Radicals

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American Experience
PBS


American Anarchists in the 1880s were a small but powerful movement who advocated radical ideals of universal human equality, education for all, and an end to state government. Continue


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Inside the Court of Henry VIII
PBS


Henry VIII is the most iconic king of English history. Part medieval tyrant, part renaissance prince, he ruled over his people as no king of England had ever done before. Pull back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterized his court. Premieres Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Comparing Baseball to "El Béisbol"

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American Experience
PBS


In the 1940s, Puerto Rico's winter baseball league was paradise for black and white players, and an inspiration for a young Roberto Clemente Continue


Unity Between Muslims of All Races

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American Experience
PBS


Malcolm X talks about his experience on a pilgrimage to Mecca, comparing white Muslims to white Americans, and suggesting that studying Islam might help white men to think of all races as human. Continue


The Ku Klux Klan targets Malcolm X's Family

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American Experience
PBS


Malcolm X explains how the Ku Klux Klan targeted his family, burning their home in two different cities, and killing his father. Continue


Black History Month: From the Independent Lens Archives

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Independent Lens
PBS


For Black History Month, a survey of some of our favorite Independent Lens films about African American history and culture, from Whitney Young to Muhammad Ali, soul food to hip-hop. Continue


Baker's Appointment as Secretary-of-State

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James Baker
PBS


By 1988 James Baker is a well-known Washington insider, but when President-elect George H.W. Bush names him Secretary of State, some wonder if his power-player skills will translate to the world stage. David Gergen, former President Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and others comment on Baker’s assets and talents as he assumes the role of America’s top diplomat. Continue


Baker and Florida 2000

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James Baker
PBS


Former President Bill Clinton and legal expert Jeffrey Toobin are among those who comment on Baker’s most controversial role: chief strategist for George W. Bush in the disputed 2000 presidential election in Florida. ”I hated it,” says Bill Clinton. "He whipped us — but he was good at it!" Continue


Ben Franklin's Bones

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


When skeletal remains of at least 10 people turned up in the basement of Benjamin Franklin’s British residence, people wondered if the Founding Father might have had a much darker side. Franklin was aware of the bodies in his basement, but they weren’t the victims of violent acts. Rather, they were used for the purposes of an illegal anatomy school that helped shaped modern medicine. Continue


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