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How it Feels to be Free

Discover icons Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier.
By Fred Vigeant

Laura Ingalls Wilder on American Masters

Explore the life, times and controversial legacy of the writer of the Little House series.
By Fred Vigeant

A portrait of democracy in action

The film immerses audiences in the municipality of Boston to illustrate a government taking care of its diverse citizens.

By Fred Vigeant

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How the automobile provided freedom but also discrimination to African Americans

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.

By Fred Vigeant

Stories of veterans who have built something that changed the way we live

The Story broadcasts Veteran’s Day November 11 at 2:00pm

By Fred Vigeant

Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles on Great Performances

Travel through the musical’s history featuring appearances by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and more. Watch Great Performances Friday November 13 at 9:00pm on WITF TV

By Fred Vigeant

Three part series on Primates on Nature

Get to know the many species of primates, from the popular chimpanzee and gorilla, to the more obscure species like the snub-nosed monkey, the slow loris, the tarsier and much more.

By Fred Vigeant

Before the bombing: How MOVE became one of Philly’s greatest tragedies

The documentary “40 Years a Prisoner” will premiere on HBO in December.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Michael Tilson Thomas on American Masters

Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist, composer and National Medal of Arts recipient.

By Fred Vigeant

Walter Winchell on American Masters

Meet the columnist who created the fast-paced, politically charged journalism that dominates today.

By Fred Vigeant