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S25 Ep2: Henry Ford

Video duration: 1:52:10Expires: 12/15/15Video has closed captioning.

The biography of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, this documentary of Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.

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Ford's Anti-Semitism

Ford's Anti-Semitism

Read an interview with Professor Hasia Diner on Henry Ford's anti-Semitic views and the impact of his publi...

Working at the Ford Factory

Working at the Ford Factory

Browse this photo gallery of workers at the Ford Motor Company. To reduce costs and increase production of ...

Witness Biographies

Witness Biographies

Five Ford employees share stories, ranging from the factory floor to the hiring office, that illuminate the...

Episodes of American Experience21

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American Experience

S29 Ep11: The Race Underground

The dramatic story of the nation's first subway

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S29 Ep11: The Race Underground

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American Experience

S29 Ep3: Rachel Carson

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

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S29 Ep3: Rachel Carson

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American Experience

S29 Ep7: Tesla

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

53:25

S29 Ep7: Tesla

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American Experience

S28 Ep6: Space Men

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

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S28 Ep6: Space Men

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Video thumbnail: American Experience S29 Ep8: Mr. Pilates

American Experience

S29 Ep8: Mr. Pilates

There is no such thing as “Mr. Yoga,” but there was a “Mr. Pilates.”

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S29 Ep8: Mr. Pilates

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American Experience

S29 Ep8: Boot Camp

A composer's research process and the challenges he faced in creating music for the film.

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S29 Ep8: Boot Camp

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Eddie Rickenbacker: The Ace

American Experience

Eddie Rickenbacker: The Ace

How a race-car driver came to be one of the most famous fighters of the Great War.

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Eddie Rickenbacker: The Ace

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Eugene Bullard: An American in France

American Experience

Eugene Bullard: An American in France

An American who escaped the racism of Georgia, and fought on the battlefields of France.

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Eugene Bullard: An American in France

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Video thumbnail: American Experience Ralph John: The Soldier

American Experience

Ralph John: The Soldier

Private Ralph John’s training for the Great War was two days’ practice with a rifle.

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Ralph John: The Soldier

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American Experience

S29 Ep8: Alice Paul: The Suffragist

How could President Wilson call for democracy abroad while suppressing it at home?

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S29 Ep8: Alice Paul: The Suffragist

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Video thumbnail: American Experience S29 Ep8: Anti-German Hysteria

American Experience

S29 Ep8: Anti-German Hysteria

Creating music to reflect the mood and feelings of the film, without editorializing it.

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S29 Ep8: Anti-German Hysteria

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American Experience

S29 Ep8: The Lost Battalion

How an editor selects images, footage, and expert interviews to convey The Lost Battalion.

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S29 Ep8: The Lost Battalion

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Previews of American Experience165

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Great War, Part 3: Trailer

American Experience

The Great War, Part 3: Trailer

The climactic struggle and ensuing peace that forever changed a president and a nation.

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The Great War, Part 3: Trailer

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American Experience

The Great War, Part 2: Trailer

Follow America’s entry into the conflict.

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The Great War, Part 2: Trailer

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American Experience

S29 Ep8: The Great War promo

The Great War promo

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S29 Ep8: The Great War promo

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Video thumbnail: American Experience S29 Ep8: The Great War trailer

American Experience

S29 Ep8: The Great War trailer

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

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S29 Ep8: The Great War trailer

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