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  • Emma Goldman

    Airs May 21, 2019 | 53 min

    A notorious lecturer, fearless writer, and merciless publisher, Goldman was one of the most controversial women in America. 

  • Rachel Carson

    Airs May 28, 2019 | 113 min

    An intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world and launched the modern environmental movement.

  • Stonewall Uprising

    Airs June 11, 2019 | 92 min

    In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.

  • Chasing the Moon

    Premieres July 8, 2019 | 6 hrs

    Nearly 50 years ago, we took one small step. In 2019, join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation.

  • Woodstock

    Premieres August 6, 2019 | 120 min

    In August, 1969, half a million people from all walks of life and every corner of the country converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York. They came to hear the concert of their lives, but most experienced something far more profound: a moment that would change them and the country forever, and define a cultural revolution. 

  • Sealab

    Aired February 12, 2019 | 53 min

    In 1969 off the California coast, a US Navy crane carefully lowered a massive tubular structure into the waters. It was an audacious feat of engineering — a pressurized underwater habitat, designed for an elite group of divers to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor.Sealab tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized undersea exploration.

  • The Swamp

    Aired January 15, 2019 | 114 min

    The history of the Everglades is a dramatic yet little known story of humanity’s attempt to conquer nature. The Swamp, told through the lives of a handful of colorful and resolute characters, explores the repeated efforts to reclaim, control and transform what was seen as a vast wasteland into an agricultural and urban paradise, and, ultimately, the drive to preserve America’s greatest wetland.

  • The Eugenics Crusade

    Aired October 16, 2018 | 114 min

    The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– campaign to breed a “better” American race, tracing the rise of the movement that turned the fledgling science of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control.

  • The Circus

    Aired October 9, 2018 | 3 hrs 48 min

    The Circus explores the colorful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring show at the end of the 18th century to 1956, when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey big top was pulled down for the last time.

  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Aired May 29, 2018 | 120 min

    The 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.

  • The Bombing of Wall Street

    Aired February 13, 2018 | 60 min

    The story behind a mostly-forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation’s financial center that left 38 dead and remains unsolved today.

  • The Gilded Age

    Aired February 6, 2018 | 120 min

    Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today.