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  • #HustleAndFly: Amelia Earhart on Instagram poster image Article
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    #HustleAndFly: Amelia Earhart on Instagram

    What would Amelia Earhart’s Instagram account have looked like? American Experience decided to find out.

  • Before Loving poster image Article
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    Before Loving

    Nineteen years before the landmark case, California legalized interracial marriage.

  • 1963 | Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto poster image Article
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    1963 | Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto

    The Japanese-language chart-topper has seemingly sparked a thousand covers — but most obscure the song’s complex geopolitical history.

  • That House is a Lie! poster image Article
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    That House is a Lie!

    Talking about Frank Lloyd Wright on the opinionated architect’s 150th birthday.

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    Songs of the Summer

    All summer, we’ll be crafting our historical mixtape. Listen and read along.

  • 1958 | Volare by Domenico Modugno poster image Article
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    1958 | Volare by Domenico Modugno

    A song inspired by a Marc Chagall painting and sung by an Italian actor ruled the American airwaves the summer of ‘58.

  • What’s in a Chart? poster image Article
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    What’s in a Chart?

    The Billboard Hot 100 has been around since 1958. What can we learn from it?

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    The Phone Call

    Some say that JFK's call to Coretta Scott King changed the course of history. 

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    The Environment

    Explore America's complicated relationship with the natural world, from our struggles to dominate nature to our attempts to understand and protect it.

  • JFK: Intimate Memories of an Icon poster image Article
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    JFK: Intimate Memories of an Icon

    Marking the 35th president’s 100th birthday with stories from those who knew him well.

  • The Casual Excellence of Ella Fitzgerald poster image Article
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    The Casual Excellence of Ella Fitzgerald

    By challenging conventional links between black women’s lives and their art, Ella Fitzgerald made space for imagination, virtuosity, and play.

  • “I Want You,” Remixed poster image Article
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    “I Want You,” Remixed

    The stern-faced poster of Uncle Sam demanding “I Want You,” shows no desire for quiet retirement; today the icon remains as recognizable and remixed as ever.

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    Scene Breakdown: The Socket

    Filmmaker Robert Kenner talks about filming inside of a decomissioned Titan II Missile complex in order to recreate a harrowing event from 1980.

  • How Can a Party Unite? poster image Video Gallery
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    How Can a Party Unite?

    From passing a budget to selecting a presidential candidate, party unity is essential to getting work done. Explore the topic in this collection of short videos. 

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    The Presidents

    In this award-winning collection, explore documentaries, biographies, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at the history of the American presidency.