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S26 Ep3: "Never to Come Back"

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"The last time I left, the seventh time, I knew I would never, ever return that day. Cried like a baby. Tried to leave three notes, ripped 'em all up. I realized no matter how hard I tried to explain, nobody would understand." Watch a profile of Joe, who first left his Amish family when he was 16 years old.

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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 Mind-Altering Drugs

American Experience

Mind-Altering Drugs

Visions of a utopian society took shape in the Haight-Ashbury district in the mid 1960s.

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Mind-Altering Drugs

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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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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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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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Video thumbnail: American Experience Summer of Love

American Experience

Summer of Love

A portrait of the Haight Ashbury district at the height of the hippie movement.

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Summer of Love

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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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S29 Ep8: The Great War promo

The Great War promo

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S29 Ep8: The Great War promo

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