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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Boys of '36: Rowing for Gold

American Experience

The Boys of '36: Rowing for Gold

The US men's rowing team emerged as the unexpected winner in 1936 Olympic Games.

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The Boys of '36: Rowing for Gold

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Behind the Scenes: The Boys of '36

American Experience

Behind the Scenes: The Boys of '36

Go behind the scenes of the recreations in "The Boys of '36." Premieres 8/2 on PBS.

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Behind the Scenes: The Boys of '36

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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 The Boys of '36: The Olympic Trials

American Experience

The Boys of '36: The Olympic Trials

The 1936 Olympic trials were held in Princeton, NJ. Premieres Aug. 2 at 9/8c on PBS.

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The Boys of '36: The Olympic Trials

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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Boys of '36: The Opening Ceremony

American Experience

The Boys of '36: The Opening Ceremony

On August 1, 1936 Adolf Hitler opened the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Premieres Aug. 2.

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The Boys of '36: The Opening Ceremony

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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Boys of '36: The SS Manhattan

American Experience

The Boys of '36: The SS Manhattan

In July 1936 more than 300 athletes left for Berlin aboard the SS Manhattan. Premieres 8/2

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The Boys of '36: The SS Manhattan

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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Boys of '36: UW's Secret Weapon

American Experience

The Boys of '36: UW's Secret Weapon

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

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The Boys of '36: UW's Secret Weapon

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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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