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…)
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…)
Elevating the City
01:33 — In response to cholera and dysentery epidemics, the Chicago Board of Sewage Commissioners selected Ellis Sylvester Chesbrough to solve Chicago s publi (more…)
A History Lesson for the Supreme Court
From AMERICAN EXPERIENCE A Class Apart: The 1954 Supreme Court had little awareness of what life was like for Mexican-Americans.
The Poisoner's Handbook
1:51:47 — In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morp (more…)
The Fear of Being Gay
00:44 — From AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - Stonewall Uprising: A veteran remembers what it was like to discover he was gay.
Will Kansas Be a Free Soil State?
01:26 — From AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - The Abolitionists: In 1856, disagreements about whether Kansas would be a free or slave state grew violent.
A Viral Campaign against Slavery
From AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - The Abolitionists: In 1835, abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Lewis Tappan proposed an anti-slavery campaign.
Environmentalists Enter Politics
01:48 — From AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Earth Days - Congressmen with poor environmental records were targeted for defeat in 1970.
Coming in February 2014
02:59 — American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels describes what's coming in February to PBS. The Amish: Shunned centers on seven people who have bee (more…)
Making War of the Worlds
02:59 — Actors, antique radios, and the greatest prank of all times. Go behind the scenes with the producers of War of the Worlds on filming the letters sent (more…)
Evacuating the Cherokee People
01:00 — From AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Trail of Tears - In May 1838 the United States begain removing Cherokee from their homes in Georgia.
Compressed Air in the Tunnels
02:42 — Work never stopped on the Pennsylvania Railroad s tunneling projects; there were three 8-hour shifts a day, 7 days a week. As the workers dug under th (more…)
Mount Rushmore Chapter 1
11:25 — An obsessed artist struggles against bankruptcy, public indifference, and a brutal terrain, to build the great American monument, Mount Rushmore. High (more…)
The Design of the Twin Towers
02:14 — The design and construction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center marked a dramatic break with nearly a century of skyscraper tradition. The un (more…)
The Destruction of Penn Station
02:59 — In 1961, the financially strapped Pennsylvania Railroad announced it had sold the air rights above Penn Station. The company would tear down what had (more…)
Grading on the Transcontinental Railroad
00:55 — Grading was the most difficult job during construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. To blast through cuts in the mountains, up to 500 kegs of bla (more…)
Clearing the Way
01:09 — To clear a path for the road, a lead bulldozer, flanked by two others, tore into the dirt and knocked down trees to create a 60 to 90-foot swath. Behi (more…)
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