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  • American Comandante

    Aired November 17, 2015 | 52 min

    American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.

  • Edison

    Aired January 27, 2015 | 112 min

    An in-depth look at America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.

  • Walt Disney

    Aired August 29, 2017 | 3 hrs 42 min

    An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.

  • Blackout

    Aired July 14, 2015 | 52 min

    What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?

  • Last Days in Vietnam

    Aired April 28, 2015 | 3 hrs 44 min

    April, 1975. During the chaotic final days of the American involvement in the Vietnam War, those in control faced an impossible decision—who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment, or even death. 

  • The Forgotten Plague

    Aired February 10, 2015 | 52 min

    By the 19th century, the deadliest killer in human history, tuberculosis, had killed one in seven of all people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, touching the lives of almost every family.

  • The Big Burn

    Aired February 3, 2015 | 52 min

    In the summer of 1910, hundreds of wildfires raged across the Northern Rockies. By the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead. It was the largest fire in American history.

  • Klansville U.S.A.

    Aired January 13, 2015 | 52 min

    In the 1960s, North Carolina's KKK membership grew to some ten thousand members, earning the state a new nickname: "Klansville, U.S.A."

  • Ripley: Believe It or Not

    Aired May 2, 2017 | 52 min

    Robert Ripley's obsession with the odd and keen eye for the curious made him one of the most successful men in America during the Great Depression. We still can’t resist his challenge to “Believe it — or not!”

  • Cold War Roadshow

    Aired November 18, 2014 | 52 min

    In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.

  • Freedom Summer

    Aired June 24, 2014 | 112 min

    A historic effort in the summer of 1964 to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.

  • The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

    Aired February 18, 2014

    The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.