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Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
George H. W. Bush : 3 hrs
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Geronimo : 1 hr
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The Native American leader fought against U.S. expansion onto Apache tribal land. The story of a tragic collision of two civilizations.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
God in America : 6 hrs
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Goin' Back To T-Town : 1 hr
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory saw 100,000 people make the treacherous journey in search of riches.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
Golden Gate Bridge : 1 hr
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
Grand Central : 1 hr
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
Grand Coulee Dam : 90 mins
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The Great Air Race of 1924 : 1 hr
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The Great Famine : 1 hr
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
The Great War - 1918 : 1 hr
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
The Greely Expedition : 1 hr
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.