Two-hundred and fifty years ago, three powers clashed in an epic struggle for North America. Often overshadowed by the American Revolution, the French and Indian War (1755-1760) determined which great European empire would control the Ohio River Valley, the gateway to the West, and the crucial highway of rivers and lakes connecting New York and Montreal.
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 7:00pm
The Most Dangerous Man in America is a comprehensive look at the release of the Pentagon Papers and the political firestorm that may have sealed Americans’ disenchantment with the war, and which certainly sealed the fate of the Nixon Administration.
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 3:00pm
Although the Pequot War was small by today's standards, the rhetoric of the English Puritans made their victory over the the Native Americans a significant event in the early history of the United States and crystallized the attitudes and myths that became the foundations of a nation.
Sun, 10/07/2012 - 7:00pm
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — women are claiming space within the mosque.
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 3:00pm
BROADSIDE tells the story of how the English invasion of Dutch Manhattan sparked the first global naval war. It employs talented actors in 17th-century settings, large-scale re-enactments, animation and scholarly interviews to capture the drama and intrigue as two nations fight for prosperity abroad and face demands for religious freedom at home.
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 7:00pm
Women and girls across the globe face threats — trafficking, prostitution, violence, discrimination — every day of their lives. But hope endures. Brave men and women have developed innovative ways of helping those living in some of the most challenging conditions.