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Orson Welles

The Tuesday Playlist: War of the Worlds at 75, Women of Interest, Naked Vegas

Today's history lesson: You shouldn't always believe what you hear. Long before TV, let alone social media like Twitter and Facebook, the medium of radio held sway over the public consciousness — and more to the point, the collective imaginatio… Read more

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Freedom Riders Season 4, Episode 8 May 2, 2011 $2.99

From PBS and American Experience - This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders.

Jesse Owens Season 3, Episode 2 May 1, 2012 $1.99

On April 2, 1936, when the 22-year-old son of a sharecropper entered the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, he was barely able to control his anger in the face of Nazi racism. But instead of letting himself be distracted, the young athlete channeled his raw emotions into one of the most remarkable achievements in athletic history: four gold medals in two days.

Grand Coulee Dam Season 3, Episode 1 Apr 3, 2012 $1.99

When Grand Coulee Dam was being built during the depths of the Great Depression, everything about it--generators, powerhouses, pumps--was the biggest in the world. Grand Coulee was more than a dam; it was a proclamation: America could still do great things. The mile-long behemoth was the largest hydroelectric power-producing facility in the world when it was completed in March 1941--just in time to power the nation's defense plants and the atomic reactors for the Manhattan Project.

JFK: Part 4 Season 1, Episode 4 Paid

The final installment follows Kennedy through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency. Kennedy faces Khrushchev again in the Cuban Missile Crisis, ignited when Soviet warheads are spotted in Cuba. Negotiating his way out of the crisis proves to be one of Kennedy's finest hours, and he spends the rest of his term working for nuclear disarmament.

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American Experience Volume 2
Now in it's 24th season: Television's most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is acclaimed by viewers and critics alike and honored with ever (more…)
American Experience Volume 4
Television's most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is acclaimed by viewers and critics alike and honored with every major broadcast award, (more…)
American Experience Volume 4
Television's most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is acclaimed by viewers and critics alike and honored with every major broadcast award, (more…)

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Kerry Washington
Ask Matt: How Scandal-ous, Smash's Crash, PBS Is Hot, Middle Graduation, More

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Justified
Tuesday Playlist: The Return of Justified and Cougar Town, Jimmy Kimmel's Move, More

A week's worth of notable TV has been crammed into one very busy night. Let's take it from the top.

The American Experience: The Amish
Roush Review: Bearing Witness to the Amish Way of Life

As modern life keeps accelerating, with everything so fast-paced and high-tech, the Amish quietly ad…