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  • The Great War

    Aired April 12, 2017 | 5 hrs 42 min

    Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of those whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

  • Ruby Ridge

    Aired February 14, 2017 | 53 min

    A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.

  • Oklahoma City

    Aired February 7, 2017 | 113 min

    Explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement — including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco — led to the the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

  • The Race Underground

    Aired January 31, 2017 | 53 min

    Learn how Boston overcame a litany of challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to create America’s first subway.

  • Rachel Carson

    Aired January 24, 2017 | 113 min

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

  • Command and Control

    Aired April 25, 2017 | 92 min

    How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

  • The Battle of Chosin

    Aired November 1, 2016 | 113 min

    The Korean War battle at Chosin Reservoir is one of the most celebrated in Marine Corps annals. More than 20 veterans of the campaign recount this epic conflict.

  • Tesla

    Aired October 18, 2016 | 53 min

    Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century.

  • The Boys of '36

    Aired August 2, 2016 | 53 min

    The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured the gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

  • Space Men

    Aired March 1, 2016 | 52 min

    Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and ingenuity in this lethal realm.

  • The Perfect Crime

    Aired February 9, 2016 | 52 min

    The shocking story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it.

  • Murder of a President

    Aired February 2, 2016 | 112 min

    The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.