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Who Were the Zouaves?

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Antiques Roadshow
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More on the history of the Civil War soldiers in exotic — and distinctly uncamouflaged — uniforms. Continue


What Was the Manhattan Project?

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Antiques Roadshow
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Learn more about the massive, top-secret U.S. effort to develop an atomic bomb during the height of World War II. Continue


2015 National Memorial Day Concert Featured Highlights

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National Memorial Day Concert
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The 2015 National Memorial Day Concert will feature the stories of courageous American heroes disabled for life; shine a spotlight on gold star Children who have lost a parent to war; and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Continue


Nazi Attack on America

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NOVA
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A sunken German U-boat off the coast of New Orleans tells the story of Operation Drumbeat. Airing May 6, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


9-Man | Preview 1

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America Reframed
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A preview of 9-Man with Jack Tchen, Founding Director of NYU's APA Studies Program. The untold history of Chinese men and the sport of 9-Man in America during the Chinese Exclusion Act. Continue


The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln

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Washington Week
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Many people believe the ghost of President Abraham Lincoln is still haunting the White House 150 years after his death. The New York Times' Peter Baker tells the story of Ronald Reagan's dog Rex who exhibited strange behavior in the Lincoln Bedroom. But was it really a ghost? "I think in some ways people might like the idea that Lincoln is still hanging around watching over us," Baker says. Continue


Last Days in Vietnam, Vietnamese

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American Experience
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This is the theatrical version of the documentary, with Vietnamese subtitles. In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind. Continue


A Photomosaic of U-166

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NOVA
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A high-res mapping expert pieces together thousands of images to make one wide shot of the U-166 wreck site. Continue


Extended Clip: The Journey Downriver

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American Experience
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In 1975, Consul General Terry McNamara and Marine Consulate Guard Steve Hasty were in Can Tho, 78 miles southwest of Saigon. When they were told to evacuate only Americans, they went against orders and took hundreds of South Vietnamese refugees with them. This clip is subtitled in Vietnamese. "Last Days in Vietnam" airs April 28 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience. Continue


The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln

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Washington Week
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With a 200-year-old building, you're bound to hear stories of strange happenings in the middle of the night, but when the building is the White House, the sightings often take on a more historical flavor. Many people believe the ghost of President Abraham Lincoln is still haunting the White House 150 years after his death. Continue


Filmmaker Tells Story of Citizens Who Revealed FBI Secret

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Independent Lens
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Long before Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA surveillance, activist-burglars exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans. For forty years the burglars kept their identities secret, but in Johanna Hamilton's new film 1971, these previously anonymous Americans publicly tell their story for the first time. Continue


The Forsyte Saga - Series Preview

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This 2002 dramatic miniseries chronicles three generations of the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian England. Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star, with Rupert Graves, Amanda Root and Corin Redgrave. Continue


A Gold Star Life

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National Memorial Day Concert
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On the 1996 National Memorial Day Concert, actress Jill Eikenberry shared a letter left by Gold Star Wife Sally Griffis under her husband's name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. In it, she talked about the experience of taking her children, gold star children, to visit the memorial as a way to honor their father. Now those children are grown-up and still seeing their lives through the lens of being g Continue


9-Man | Webisode

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America Reframed
PBS


A conversation between America ReFramed's host Natasha Del Toro and filmmaker Ursula Liang & Jack Tchen about the documentary 9-Man. Continue


In the Light of Reverence: Full Film

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POV
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In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. Continue


Twilight: Los Angeles

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Great Performances
PBS


Online debut: April 29, 2015. Anna Deavere Smith's powerful one-woman theater piece about the 1991 Rodney King beating, the violent aftermath of the 1992 verdict, and the lasting impact of the L.A. riots on America's conscience. Award-winning director Marc Levin weaves Smith's stage performance with news footage and interviews to create a portrait of rage, sorrow, loss, and battered hope. Continue


General Colin Powell on the Meaning of Memorial Day

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National Memorial Day Concert
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General Powell shares his experience of visiting Washington D.C.'s war memorials and witnessing the remembrances left by family, friends and loved ones of service members who served and sacrificed. Continue


The Marine Guard's Story

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American Experience
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Marine Guard Juan Valdez was one of the last left waiting for evacuation from the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon during the American evacuation of Saigon April 29, 1975. Continue


Armitage's Story

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American Experience
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In April 1975, the Pentagon assigned Richard Armitage to remove or destroy South Vietnamese naval equipment to prevent it from falling into the hands of the enemy. After rendezvousing at Con Son Island, he saw the remnants of the South Vietnamese fleet crammed with thousands of refugees trying to escape Vietnam. "Last Days in Vietnam" premieres April 28 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience. Continue


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