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American Experience

Day 2: Tariq Meyers

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Student rider Tariq Meyers draws a parallel between the 2011 Riders, the 1961 Freedom Riders and the story of Jacob.

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Watch profiles of the students participating in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

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American Experience

Space Men

The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance

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Space Men

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American Experience

Murder of a President

The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.

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Murder of a President

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American Experience

The Mine Wars

Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century.

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The Mine Wars

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American Experience

The Forgotten Plague

Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.

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The Forgotten Plague

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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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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

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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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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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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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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 The Presidents, 2016

American Experience

The Presidents, 2016

Six documentaries from our Presidents Collection will re-air this August on PBS.

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The Presidents, 2016

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Coming Soon: The Boys of '36

American Experience

Coming Soon: The Boys of '36

Executive Producer, Mark Samels talks about our upcoming documentary, "The Boys of '36."

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Coming Soon: The Boys of '36

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American Experience

The Boys of '36 Trailer

The story of the triumph of the U.S. Men's rowing team at the 1936 Olympics. Premieres 8/2

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The Boys of '36 Trailer

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American Experience

Space Men Preview

Before man could step on the moon, we had to take a giant leap. Premieres 3/1 on PBS.

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Space Men Preview

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