Tue Jul 7 8:00pm
Part One: 1820s-1838(Season 25, Episode 1) PBS

Part 1 of 3. Dramatic scenes and documentary segments tell the stories of abolitionists Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. It begins with the enslaved Douglass becoming hopeful when he learns (more…)

Tue Jul 7 9:00pm
Part Two: 1838-1854(Season 25, Episode 2) PBS

Part 2 of 3. Frederick Douglass escapes slavery, joins William Lloyd Garrison in the abolitionist movement, writes his autobiography and flees to England to avoid being captured by his former owner; and Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin" i (more…)

Wed Jul 8 1:00am
Part One: 1820s-1838(Season 25, Episode 1) PBS

Part 1 of 3. Dramatic scenes and documentary segments tell the stories of abolitionists Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. It begins with the enslaved Douglass becoming hopeful when he learns (more…)

Wed Jul 8 2:00am
Part Two: 1838-1854(Season 25, Episode 2) PBS

Part 2 of 3. Frederick Douglass escapes slavery, joins William Lloyd Garrison in the abolitionist movement, writes his autobiography and flees to England to avoid being captured by his former owner; and Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin" i (more…)

Thu Jul 9 4:00am
Part One: 1820s-1838(Season 25, Episode 1) PBS

Part 1 of 3. Dramatic scenes and documentary segments tell the stories of abolitionists Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. It begins with the enslaved Douglass becoming hopeful when he learns (more…)

Thu Jul 9 5:00am
Part Two: 1838-1854(Season 25, Episode 2) PBS

Part 2 of 3. Frederick Douglass escapes slavery, joins William Lloyd Garrison in the abolitionist movement, writes his autobiography and flees to England to avoid being captured by his former owner; and Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin" i (more…)

Sat Jul 11 3:30am
Part One: 1820s-1838(Season 25, Episode 1) PBS

Part 1 of 3. Dramatic scenes and documentary segments tell the stories of abolitionists Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. It begins with the enslaved Douglass becoming hopeful when he learns (more…)

Sat Jul 11 10:00pm
Part Two: 1838-1854(Season 25, Episode 2) PBS

Part 2 of 3. Frederick Douglass escapes slavery, joins William Lloyd Garrison in the abolitionist movement, writes his autobiography and flees to England to avoid being captured by his former owner; and Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin" i (more…)

Tue Jul 14 8:00pm
Part Three: 1854-Emancipation and Victory(Season 25, Episode 3) PBS

Conclusion. John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, an attempt to spark a slave revolt, is recounted, as is the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln and what followed: the Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation and adoption of the 13th Amendment in December 186 (more…)

Tue Jul 14 9:00pm
Blackout: American ExperienceNew(Season 27, Episode 7) PBS

The 1977 NYC blackout, which began the night of July 13th and concluded the next day, is recalled. Seven million people lost power; more than 1600 businesses were looted; more than 3700 people were arrested; and firefighters battled more than 1000 fires. I (more…)

Wed Jul 15 1:00am
Part Three: 1854-Emancipation and Victory(Season 25, Episode 3) PBS

Conclusion. John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, an attempt to spark a slave revolt, is recounted, as is the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln and what followed: the Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation and adoption of the 13th Amendment in December 186 (more…)

Wed Jul 15 2:00am
Blackout: American Experience(Season 27, Episode 7) PBS

The 1977 NYC blackout, which began the night of July 13th and concluded the next day, is recalled. Seven million people lost power; more than 1600 businesses were looted; more than 3700 people were arrested; and firefighters battled more than 1000 fires. I (more…)

Thu Jul 16 3:00am
Part Three: 1854-Emancipation and Victory(Season 25, Episode 3) PBS

Conclusion. John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, an attempt to spark a slave revolt, is recounted, as is the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln and what followed: the Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation and adoption of the 13th Amendment in December 186 (more…)

Thu Jul 16 4:00am
Blackout: American Experience(Season 27, Episode 7) PBS

The 1977 NYC blackout, which began the night of July 13th and concluded the next day, is recalled. Seven million people lost power; more than 1600 businesses were looted; more than 3700 people were arrested; and firefighters battled more than 1000 fires. I (more…)

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  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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