The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
September 30, 2016
Coming this fall, American Experience has two new documentaries premiering on PBS. Tesla, about the genius engineer and tireless inventor Nikola Tesla whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century, will premiere on October 18 at 9/8c. The Battle of Chosin, the story of a pivotal Korean War battle told through eyewitness accounts of bloody combat and heroism, will premiere on November 1 at 9/8c. Looking ahead to April 2017, a six-hour mini-series tells the story of The Great War from a variety of American viewpoints. Watch this synopsis with commentary from American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels, and check out the individual film descriptions below.
After World War II, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer opposed to the creation of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon even more destructive than the atom bomb he had developed in the Manhattan Project.
What are your Cold War memories? Do you remember the Space Race? Share your story with American Experience.