Archive for New Films
Watch a short video about our 2012 shows, with a message from Executive Producer Mark Samels. We hope you enjoy our upcoming season, which kicks off with our "Wild West Collection" on your local PBS station January 10 at 9/8C.
January 10, 9pm: Billy the Kid
January 17, 8pm: Custer's Last Stand
February 7, 8pm: Freedom Riders (repeat)
February 14, 8pm: Tupperware! (repeat)
February 20, 9pm: Clinton, Part 1
February 21, 8pm: Clinton, Part 2
February 28, 8pm: The Amish
March 20, 8pm: Into the Deep (repeat)
March 27, 9pm: Triangle Fire (repeat)
April 3, 8pm: Grand Coulee Dam
April 3. 9:30pm: Panama Canal (repeat)
April 17, 9pm: Hoover Dam (repeat)
April 24, 8pm: Crash of 1929 (repeat)
May 1, 8pm: Jesse Owens
On May 16, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will premiere Freedom Riders, a film about the 436 Americans who risked their lives by deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in the Deep South in the summer of 1961.
This Wednesday, May 4, Oprah Winfrey will dedicate her entire program to the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides. The Oprah episode will highlight clips from the film as well as selections of content from the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Freedom Riders website.
Seymour Pine, the New York City Police Deputy Inspector who carried out the infamous raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969, which lead to the riots that sparked the gay rights movement, has died at the age of 91 in Whippany, NJ.