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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Boys of '36, Chapter 1

American Experience

The Boys of '36, Chapter 1

The story of nine boys who rowed for gold at the 1936 Olympics. Premieres Aug. 2 on PBS.

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The Boys of '36, Chapter 1

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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Boys of '36: The National Championships

American Experience

The Boys of '36: The National Championships

Washington’s exercised patience at the National Championships. Premieres 8/2 on PBS.

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The Boys of '36: The National Championships

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Video thumbnail: American Experience University of Washington's Secret Weapon

American Experience

University of Washington's Secret Weapon

The University of Washington stroke oar Don Hume was special. Premieres 8/2 on PBS.

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University of Washington's Secret Weapon

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

American Experience

Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

Olympian Bryan Volpenhein now coaches the next generation of rowing athletes.

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Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies

American Experience

Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies

Olympian Caryn Davies adjusts to "real life" after retiring from elite sports.

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Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies

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Video thumbnail: American Experience A New Frontier

American Experience

A New Frontier

Since 1783 balloonists risked their lives attempting ever-higher altitudes. Premieres 3/1.

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A New Frontier

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Video thumbnail: American Experience A Ring-Side View of the Heavens

American Experience

A Ring-Side View of the Heavens

In 1957, David Simons rose a record-breaking 101,500 ft. above Earth. Premieres 3/1 on PBS

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A Ring-Side View of the Heavens

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Project Manhigh

American Experience

Project Manhigh

Dr. Stapp's team hoped to fly a man to over 100,000 ft. above Earth. Premieres 3/1 on PBS.

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Project Manhigh

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Space Men Chapter 1

American Experience

Space Men Chapter 1

Before NASA's rockets, a team of explorers took to the skies in balloons. Premieres 3/1

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Space Men Chapter 1

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Testing Mankind's Limits

American Experience

Testing Mankind's Limits

John Paul Stapp tested the limits of human physiology. Premieres March 1 at 9/8c on PBS.

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Testing Mankind's Limits

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Video thumbnail: American Experience An Unlikely Suspect, from The Perfect Crime

American Experience

An Unlikely Suspect, from The Perfect Crime

Nathan Leopold was not a likely suspect for cold-blooded murder. Premieres Feb. 9 on PBS.

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An Unlikely Suspect, from The Perfect Crime

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Attorney for the Damned, from The Perfect Crime

American Experience

Attorney for the Damned, from The Perfect Crime

Clarence Darrow was fighting a crusade against the death penalty. Premieres Feb. 9 on PBS.

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Attorney for the Damned, from The Perfect Crime

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Kindred Spirits, from The Perfect Crime

American Experience

Kindred Spirits, from The Perfect Crime

Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were drawn to each other. Premieres Feb. 9 at 9/8c on PBS.

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Kindred Spirits, from The Perfect Crime

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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Perfect Crime Chapter 1

American Experience

The Perfect Crime Chapter 1

The murder of Bobby Franks shocked the nation in 1924. Premieres February 9 at 9/8c.

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The Perfect Crime Chapter 1

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield and Lying: The Conkling Problem

American Experience

Garfield and Lying: The Conkling Problem

New York senator Roscoe Conkling was no fan of James Garfield.

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Garfield and Lying: The Conkling Problem

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield and Military Service: Committed to the Cause

American Experience

Garfield and Military Service: Committed to the Cause

Garfield's time in the Union Army strengthened his support of the abolition movement.

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Garfield and Military Service: Committed to the Cause

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics

American Experience

Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics

In 1880 the Republican party was divided into two warring factions.

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Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield on the Enemy: Presidential Protection

American Experience

Garfield on the Enemy: Presidential Protection

In 1881 President Garfield had no security detail. It wasn't deemed necessary.

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Garfield on the Enemy: Presidential Protection

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield on the Enemy: Racial Inequality

American Experience

Garfield on the Enemy: Racial Inequality

Garfield believed that every man, no matter his color, had a say in the U.S. government.

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Garfield on the Enemy: Racial Inequality

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield's First Lady: Lucretia

American Experience

Garfield's First Lady: Lucretia

Lucretia Garfield showed strength and an unwavering moral compass in the face of tragedy.

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Garfield's First Lady: Lucretia

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Murder of a President, Chapter 1

American Experience

Murder of a President, Chapter 1

Watch the first chapter of "Murder of a President" premiering Feb. 2, 2016 on PBS.

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Murder of a President, Chapter 1

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Coal Towns, from The Mine Wars

American Experience

Coal Towns, from The Mine Wars

The realities of company-built towns for West Virginia miners.

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Coal Towns, from The Mine Wars

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Race and the West Virginia Mine Wars

American Experience

Race and the West Virginia Mine Wars

"There were more black miners in West Virginia than anywhere else in the nation."

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Race and the West Virginia Mine Wars

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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Mine Wars, Chapter 1

American Experience

The Mine Wars, Chapter 1

West Virginia miners were considered a lost cause to union organizers.

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The Mine Wars, Chapter 1

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