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American Safety Laws Test Amish Tradition


On November 18th, 2011, an Amish teenager in the farmlands of south-central Kentucky died after an SUV accidentally struck his horse-drawn buggy from behind. The buggy did not have an orange reflective safety triangle, which is mandated by Kentucky state law for any slow moving vehicle.


2011 Wild West Headlines


Throughout this year, our staff at AMERICAN EXPERIENCE kept seeing the subjects of our January 2012 Wild West Collection cropping up in the news. The headlines were a constant reminder that stories of characters like Billy the Kid and George Custer continue to resonate today. Check out some of the headlines below that made us look forward to programs coming up in 2012... 

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Remembering Pearl Harbor


It seems for every generation there is one event that changes the course of history. It's the day that people begin stories about with, "I remember where I was when..."

September 11, 2001January 28, 1986 or November 22, 1963 are just some of those days we stop, reflect and remember.

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Freedom Riders Sweeps Emmys


It was a total surprise and complete pleasure to be at this year's Primetime Emmy Creative Arts Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, where Freedom Riders swept every category it was entered in and took home three Emmys.


Stories from the World Trade Center


 

For the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has been working hard to bring you content from our 2004 film "New York: The Center of the World" by updating our website. We have dozens of unique assets, including a photo gallery of the Twin Towers, a timeline of the World Trade Center, an interactive map of lower Manhattan since its first European settlers, and original construction footage of the towers.

 


Drought Evokes Memories of 1930s Dust Bowl


It's not often that weather forecasters say that a hurricane would offer welcome relief to a region. But as Texas, Oklahoma and much of the South endure record-breaking drought, some weather forecasters have speculated that a hurricane is the best hope that region has for breaking the dry heat, and avoiding devastation on the level of the 1930s Dust Bowl

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