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"I Think I am Homesick"

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"I think I am homesick. I miss my family. I write three letters, but they didn’t write back so far. I don’t think that they have a lot to say if I am not staying Amish." The Amish: Shunned premiered on PBS American Experience February 4, 2014.

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"We Had No Idea"

"We Had No Idea"

Paul's parents became Amish when he was a boy. He was shunned as an adult. "We had no idea what it meant to...

"Never to Come Back"

"Never to Come Back"

"The last time I left, the seventh time, I knew I would never, ever return that day. Cried like a baby. Tri...

"The Good Kid"

"The Good Kid"

"In the dominant culture of America, I would have been the good kid -- putting myself through college and w...

Episodes of American Experience22

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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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American Experience

The Forgotten Plague

Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.

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The Forgotten Plague

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American Experience

Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

Olympian Bryan Volpenhein now coaches the next generation of rowing athletes.

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Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

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American Experience

Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies

Olympian Caryn Davies adjusts to "real life" after retiring from elite sports.

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Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies

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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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American Experience

A Ring-Side View of the Heavens

In 1957, David Simons rose a record-breaking 101,500 ft. above Earth. Premieres 3/1 on PBS

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A Ring-Side View of the Heavens

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American Experience

Project Manhigh

Dr. Stapp's team hoped to fly a man to over 100,000 ft. above Earth. Premieres 3/1 on PBS.

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Project Manhigh

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American Experience

Space Men Chapter 1

Before NASA's rockets, a team of explorers took to the skies in balloons. Premieres 3/1

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Space Men Chapter 1

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American Experience

Testing Mankind's Limits

John Paul Stapp tested the limits of human physiology. Premieres March 1 at 9/8c on PBS.

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Testing Mankind's Limits

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American Experience

An Unlikely Suspect, from The Perfect Crime

Nathan Leopold was not a likely suspect for cold-blooded murder. Premieres Feb. 9 on PBS.

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An Unlikely Suspect, from The Perfect Crime

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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Presidents, 2016

American Experience

The Presidents, 2016

Six documentaries from our Presidents Collection will re-air this August on PBS.

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The Presidents, 2016

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American Experience

Coming Soon: The Boys of '36

Executive Producer, Mark Samels talks about our upcoming documentary, "The Boys of '36."

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Coming Soon: The Boys of '36

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American Experience

The Boys of '36 Trailer

The story of the triumph of the U.S. Men's rowing team at the 1936 Olympics. Premieres 8/2

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The Boys of '36 Trailer

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American Experience

Space Men Preview

Before man could step on the moon, we had to take a giant leap. Premieres 3/1 on PBS.

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Space Men Preview

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