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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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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.

The Amish Season 2, Episode 3 Feb 28, 2012 Subscription

THE AMISH answers many questions Americans have about this insistently insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 500-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused for more than a century. This film is the first to penetrate deeply and explore this attention-averse group.

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American Experience
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
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
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
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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The American Experience: The Amish
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