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Henry Ford Gives Dance Lessons

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In the 1920s, many Americans were listening to Jazz and learning the Charleston. Henry Ford preferred the country dances he learned as a boy - quadrilles, gavottes, the schottische, the polka and the chorus jig were his favorites. Later in life he hosted dance lessons in Dearborn twice a week to teach what he believed was the correct, old way of dancing.

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Command and Control, Full Film

A chilling nightmare at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980.

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Command and Control, Full Film

1:31:37

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American Experience

Tesla

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

53:25

Tesla

53:25

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American Experience

Space Men

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

51:46

Space Men

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Murder of a President

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

1:51:46

Murder of a President

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American Experience

Rachel Carson, Chapter 1

First chapter, “Rachel carson” premieres Jan. 24 at 8/7c on American Experience PBS.

8:59

Rachel Carson, Chapter 1

8:59

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American Experience

Command and Control The Socket

Director Robert Kenner breaks down the scene for The Socket.

3:26

Command and Control The Socket

3:26

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American Experience

Command and Control, Chapter 1

A chilling nightmare at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980.

9:21

Command and Control, Chapter 1

9:21

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Command and Control, Goldsboro 1961

Sometimes all that stands between the world and nuclear disaster is the flip of a switch.

2:06

Command and Control, Goldsboro 1961

2:06

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American Experience

Flight Nurse

Captain Kinkela, one of the most decorated women in US military history.

8:16

Flight Nurse

8:16

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American Experience

The Battle of Chosin, Chapter 1

First chapter, “The Battle of Chosin” premieres Nov. 1 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS.

9:37

The Battle of Chosin, Chapter 1

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Previews of American Experience155

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American Experience

The Great War promo

The Great War promo

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The Great War promo

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American Experience

The Great War trailer

The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I.

2:11

The Great War trailer

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American Experience

Oklahoma City trailer

The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

2:49

Oklahoma City trailer

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American Experience

Rachel Carson preview

Carson’s book Silent Spring revolutionized our relationship to the natural world.

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Rachel Carson preview

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