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The Pilgrims

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Explore the converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620. The challenges they faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later: the tensions of faith and freedom in American society, the separation of Church and State, and cultural encounters resulting from immigration.

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Teacher's Guides

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The Pilgrims Preview

In the early 17th century, a small group of religious radicals embarked from England to establish a separat...

Pilgrims Timeline

Pilgrims Timeline

A collection of timelines documenting the Pilgrims' journey and experiences in America.

The Pilgrims Trailer

The Pilgrims Trailer

The challenges the Pilgrims faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later:...

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Command and Control, Full Film

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Command and Control, Full Film

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Tesla

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

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

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Rachel Carson, Chapter 1

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Command and Control The Socket

Director Robert Kenner breaks down the scene for The Socket.

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Command and Control, Chapter 1

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

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The Great War trailer

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The 2017 season premieres on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

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