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American Experience Season 31 Episodes

7 Episodes 2019 - 2019

Episode 1

The Swamp

Tue, Jan 15, 2019 120 mins

The story of Florida's Everglades, America's greatest wetland. A tale of greed, hubris and destruction, the film chronicles the repeated efforts to conquer what was once seen as a useless wasteland and the passionate efforts to preserve it.

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Episode 2

Sealab: American Experience

Tue, Feb 12, 2019 120 mins

The mostly forgotten story of the U.S. Navy's daring and groundbreaking Sealab program.

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Episode 3

Chasing the Moon: Part 1

Mon, Jul 8, 2019 120 mins

Part 1 of a three-part history of the space race. First up: America's struggle to catch up with the Soviet Union and the enormous stakes in the quest to reach the moon. Included: the breathtaking failures and successes of the developing U.S. space program.

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Episode 4

Chasing the Moon: Part 2

Tue, Jul 9, 2019 120 mins

Part 2 of 3 details what it took to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in the space race. In the turbulent and troubled '60s, the U.S. space program faced tragedy with Apollo 1, but made a triumphant comeback with Apollo 8.

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Episode 5

Chasing the Moon: Part 3

Wed, Jul 10, 2019 120 mins

Conclusion. The triumph of the first moon landing, witnessed by the largest TV audience in history. But dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy, raising questions of national priorities and national identity.

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Episode 6

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

Tue, Aug 6, 2019 120 mins

A remembrance of the Woodstock music festival of 1969, which was the defining moment of the counterculture revolution, through the voices of those who attended the three-day event.

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Episode 7

The Feud

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 120 mins

Discover the real story behind the most famous family conflict in U.S. history – the battle between the Hatfields and McCoys. Much more than a tale of two warring families, the film goes beyond the myth to show the forces that ignited the feud.

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