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The Forgotten Plague

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The battle against tuberculosis had a profound and lasting impact on the country. It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. Yet both the disease and its impact are poorly understood: in the words of one writer, tuberculosis is our "forgotten plague."

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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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Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century.

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American Experience

Flight Nurse

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

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Flight Nurse

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The Battle of Chosin, Chapter 1

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The Battle of Chosin, Chapter 1

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The Battle of Chosin, Web clip

Concern over the spread of Communist aggression

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The Battle of Chosin, Web clip 2

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Executive Producer Mark Samels previews our fall lineup.

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Tesla The Evolution of Invention

The Evolution of Invention

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Tesla The Evolution of Invention

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Tesla, Chapter 1

The first chapter from “Tesla” premiering October 18 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS.

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Behind the Scenes of "Tesla"

Go behind the scenes for the making of "Tesla."

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Behind the Scenes of "Tesla"

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American Experience

The Great War: Coming April 2017

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

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The Great War: Coming April 2017

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Command and Control

A routine check at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas leads to a chilling nightmare.

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The Battle of Chosin Preview

The story of a pivotal 1950 Korean War battle told through eyewitness accounts.

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Tesla Preview

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

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