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Malcolm X on "The Negro and the American Promise"

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Malcolm X appears in Boston public television producer Henry Morgenthau III's "The Negro and the American Promise," alongside Martin Luther King and James Baldwin. After watching the segment a viewer wrote that he was shocked "that such a blatant display of racial prejudice could be aired."

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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Boys of '36

American Experience

The Boys of '36

The story of nine young men from Washington who captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games.

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The Boys of '36

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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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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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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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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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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 The Presidents 2016: HW Bush

American Experience

The Presidents 2016: HW Bush

H.W. Bush airs on August 18 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience

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The Presidents 2016: HW Bush

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American Experience

The Presidents 2016: Reagan

Reagan airs on August 16 and 17 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.

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The Presidents 2016: Reagan

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American Experience

The Presidents 2016: Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter airs on August 15 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.

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The Presidents 2016: Jimmy Carter

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American Experience

The Presidents 2016: Nixon

Nixon airs on August 11 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience.

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The Presidents 2016: Nixon

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