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Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Althea
Uncover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) — a decade before Arthur Ashe. The documentary explores her mentoring by boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, former New York City mayor David Dinkins and others.
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Monday, September 7, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: The Cause
Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: A Very Bloody Affair
1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Episode Two begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln’s administration and then follows Union General George McClellan’s ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula, where his huge army meets a smaller but infinitely more resourceful Confederate force. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: Simply Murder
The nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg comes to two climaxes that spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant’s attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. more info | more stories like this

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: Valley of the Shadow of Death
A biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. more info | more stories like this

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: War is All Hell
The episode begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s brilliant march to the sea, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln’s second inauguration, first Petersburg and then Richmond finally fall to Grant’s army. more info | more stories like this

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Experience: Walt Disney, Part 1
This new film examines Walt Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Experience: Walt Disney, Part 2

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Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey
Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. more info | more stories like this

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10:00pm
POV: Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)
Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country’s only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused. more info | more stories like this

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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