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Carter and Crisis: Rescuing Hostages

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Mounting pressure to rescue hostages in Iran led Jimmy Carter to order a rescue operation. "We can no longer depend on diplomacy," said Carter in April. But when the "Desert One" operation failed, Carter took full responsibility.

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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Tesla Preview

Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.

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Tesla Preview

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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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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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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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