02:00 — Filmed over the course of twelve months*The Amish: Shunned follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to l (more…)
01:42 — Episode One begins in New England in the 1620s, at the time of the so-called "first Thanksgiving." In March of 1621, Massasoit, chief of the Wampanoag (more…)
00:30 — Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalized them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. I (more…)
00:30 — In the early 20th century*the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonic (more…)
00:30 — Revisit Nikita Khrushchev's historic American tour in 1959, at the height of the Cold War.
01:13 — For nearly 400 years, few aspects of the American experience have struck more deeply into the imagination of the American people-or resonated more pro (more…)
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- Premiered: October 4, 1988
- Rating: TV-PG
- 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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