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Season 29 – 2017
Funding for Season 29 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

2808 - Command and Control
Additional funding for Command and Control is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
2103 - The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. See Season 21 for the original funders of this program.
2809 - Rachel Carson
Additional funding for Rachel Carson is provided by The Kendeda Fund and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Strengthening America’s Future Through Education.
2903 - The Race Underground
Major funding for American Experience is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
3001 - Oklahoma City
Additional funding for Oklahoma City is provided by The Documentary Investment Group with the help of the Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation. Marjie and Robert Kargman.
2901 - Ruby Ridge
2905/2906/2907 - The Great War, Parts 1, 2, 3
Additional funding for The Great War provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, Marjie and Robert Kargman, Henry R. and Gale R. Guild.
2406 - Grand Coulee Dam. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
2808 - Command and Control. See 29 for the original funders of this program.

 

Season 28 – 2016
Funding for Season 28 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

2801 - American Comandante
2802 - Mine Wars
Additional funding for Mine Wars provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
2803 - Bonnie & Clyde
2408/DECW - Death and the Civil War. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program. 
2804 - Murder of a President
Additional funding for Murder of a President provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and by The Documentary Investment Group with the help of the Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation. 
2805 - The Perfect Crime
2806 - Space Men
Additional funding for Space Men is provided by the Yawkey Foundations. 
2704/BIBU - The Big Burn. See Season 27 for the original funders of this program. 
2807 - The Boys of '36
2507/JKAE - The Presidents: JFK, Part 1
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
2508/JKAE - The Presidents: JFK, Part 2
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
401/402 - The Presidents: LBJ, Parts 1, 2
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
302 - The Presidents: Nixon
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
2306 - The Presidents: Jimmy Carter
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
1006 - The Presidents: Reagan, Part 1
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
1007 - The Presidents: Reagan, Part 2
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
2009/2010 - The Presidents: GHW Bush, Parts 1, 2
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
2901 - Tesla
2902 - The Battle of Chosin

 

Season 27 – 2015
Funding for Season 27 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

2701/RIBI - Ripley: Believe It or Not
2702/KUSA - Klansville U.S.A. 
2703/EDSN - Edison
2704/BIBU - The Big Burn
Additional funding for The Big Burn provided by The Kendeda Fund.
2705/FPLG - The Forgotten Plague
Additional funding for The Forgotten Plague provided by the Yawkey Foundations.
2706/LDAV - Last Days in Vietnam
Additional funding for Last Days in Vietnam provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Documentary Investment Group: Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, Roxanne E. & Michael J. Zak; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
2707 - Blackout
Additional funding for Blackout provided by The Yawkey Foundations.
2708/2709 - Walt Disney: Parts 1-2
Additional funding for Walt Disney provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
2801 - American Comandante
Additional funding for American Comandante provided by Latino Public Broadcasting.
2710 - The Pilgrims
Additional funding for The Pilgrims provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Lilly Endowment, Inc.; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Rosalind P. Walter; The Annenberg Foundation; The 1772 Foundation; and The Overbrook Foundation: Arthur H. Altschul Jr.
2506/WWAE - War of the Worlds. See Season 25 for the original funders of this program.
2206 - My Lai. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
1404 - Mount Rushmore. See Season 25 for the original funders of this program.
2501/2502/2503/ABOL - The Abolitionists, Parts 1-3. See Season 25 for the original funders of this program.

 

Season 26 – 2014
Funding for Season 26 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

2601/POIH - The Poisoner's Handbook
2602/NSFO - 1964
2603/ASHU - The Amish: Shunned
Additional funding for The Amish: Shunned provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation.
2604/BUSK - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
2605/RIPS - The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
2606/FRSU - Freedom Summer
Additional funding for Freedom Summer provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Yawkey Foundations and The Documentary Investment Group: Robert & Marjie Kargman and The Brian A. McCarthy Foundation.
2607 - Cold War Roadshow
1401 - War Letters. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
2405 - The Amish. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
2401 - Billy the Kid. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
2406/GCDA - Grand Coulee Dam. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
2307 - Triangle Fire. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
2408/DECW - Death and the Civil War. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
2311/FRER - Freedom Riders. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.

 

Season 25 – 2013
Funding for Season 25 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

2501/2502/2503/ABOL - The Abolitionists Parts 1-3
Additional funding for The Abolitionists provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Yawkey Foundations and The Documentary Investment Group: The Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation; Robert & Marjie Kargman and Gloria & Burton Rose.
2504/HEFO - Henry Ford 
Additional funding for Henry Ford provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2505/SILC - Silicon Valley
2506/WWAE - War of the Worlds
2507/2508/JKAE - JFK Part 1-2
2401/BKID - Billy the Kid. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
2407/JEJA - Jessie James. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
1812/AOAK - Annie Oakley. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
1302 – The Rockefellers Part 2: John D. Rockefeller
Original funding for The Rockefellers provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
1404/MORU - Mount Rushmore
Original funding for Mount Rushmore provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

 

Season 24 – January-May 2012
Funding for Season 24 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

2401/BKID - Billy the Kid
2402/CLST - Custer’s Last Stand
Additional Funding for Custer's Last Stand provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Nordblom Family Foundation; Rick and Nonnie Burns.
2403/2404/CLAE - Clinton Part 1-2
2405/AMIS - The Amish
Additional funding for The Amish provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.
2406/GCDA - Grand Coulee Dam
Additional funding for Grand Coulee Dam provided by The Kendeda Fund.
2407/JESO - Jesse Owens
Additional funding for Jesse Owens provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Nordblom Family Foundation; Gretchen Stone Cook Foundation and the Yawkey Foundation.
2408/DECW - Death and the Civil War
Additional funding for Death and the Civil War provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and The Documentary Investment Group: Nordblom Family Foundation and Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation.
2202 - Wyatt Earp. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
2108 – We Shall Remain Part 4: Geronimo. See Season 21 for the original funders of this series.
1812/AOAK - Annie Oakley
Original funding for Annie Oakley provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
1807/JEJA - Jesse James
Original funding for Jesse James provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
2311/FRER - Freedom Riders. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
1606/TUPP - Tupperware!
Original funding for Tupperware! provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Lemelson Center of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2208 - Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
2307 - Triangle Fire. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
2304 - Panama Canal. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
1103 - Hoover Dam. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
308 – The Crash of 1929. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.

 

Season 23 – October 2010-August 2011
Funding for Season 23 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

GIAM 101 - God in America, Part 1&2 10/11 (Amex)
GIAM 102 - God in America, Part 3&4 10/12 (Amex)
Major funding for God in America provided by The PEW Charitable Trusts and the Fetzer Institute. Additional funding provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
2301 - Robert E. Lee
Additional funding for Robert E. Lee provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2303 - Dinosaur Wars
2304 - Panama Canal
Additional funding for Panama Canal provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2305 - The Greely Expedition
2307 - Triangle Fire
2308 - The Great Famine
Additional funding for The Great Famine provided by the Lakeside Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Yawkey Foundations.
2309 - Stonewall Uprising
Additional funding for Stonewall Uprising provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc.; Ms. Susan B. Kaplan & Nancy and Mark Belsky and Brian A. McCarthy Foundation.
2310 - Soundtrack for a Revolution
2311/FRER - Freedom Riders
Additional funding for Freedom Riders provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Lynn Bay Dayton and Nordblom Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2105/2106/2107 - We Shall Remain, Part 1-3
Additional funding for We Shall Remain provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Ford Foundation, the Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, the Kalliopeia Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2302 – U.S. Grant: Warrior (reversion)
Original funding for U.S. Grant: Warrior provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
1006/1007 - Reagan, Part 1-2
Original funding for Reagan provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
2306 - Jimmy Carter (reversion)
Original funding for Jimmy Carter provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2104 - A Class Apart
Original funding for A Class Apart provided by the Funding Exchange, Houston Endowment, Humanities Texas, Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting and the Long Island Community Foundation.
2204 - Dolley Madison. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
2207 - Roads to Memphis. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
2101 - The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
1401 - War Letters
Original funding for War Letters provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
ABML 101/ABML 102/ABML103/ABML104/ABML105 - Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Parts 1-5
Original funding for Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Bureau of Tourism and PBS stations.

 

Season 22 – October 2009-May 2010
Funding for Season 22 is provided by: Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS Stations.

2201 – The Civilian Conservation Corps
2202 - Wyatt Earp
2203 - The Bombing of Germany
Additional funding for The Bombing of Germany provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Roger and Dawn Nordblom. 
2204 - Dolley Madison
Additional funding for Dolley Madison provided by Land O'Lakes, Inc., the National Endowment for the Humanities and Twin Cities Public Television.
2205 - Earth Days
2206 - My Lai
2207 - Roads to Memphis
2208 - Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World
Additional funding for Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Rosalind P. Walter.
308 – The Crash of 1929
Original funding for the Crash of 1929 provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
1103 – The Hoover Dam
Original funding for The Hoover Dam provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
1008 - Surviving the Dust Bowl
Original funding for Surviving the Dust Bowl provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
1511 - Seabiscuit
Original funding for Seabiscuit provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. 
1005 - Influenza 1918
Original funding for Influenza 1918 provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations.
503 - The Donner Party
Original funding for The Donner Party provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2110 - The Kennedys
601 - Amelia Earhart. See Season 20 for the original funders of this program.
2002 - The Lobotomist. See Season 20 for the original funders of this program.
1710 - Victory in the Pacific
Original funding for Victory in the Pacific provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
MORM01/MORM02 - The Mormons Part 1-2. See Season 20 for the original funders of this program.
2102 - The Polio Crusade
604 – The Hurricane of '38
Original funding for The Hurricane of '38 provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
1009 - Riding the Rails
Principal funding for Riding the Rails provided by Arkansas Humanities Council, California Council for the Humanities, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Maryland Humanities Council, Minnesota Humanities Commission, Nebraska Humanities Council, New York Humanities Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Ohio Humanities Council, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Texas Committee for the Humanities, Wisconsin Humanities Council, Wyoming Council for the Humanities, Dearing Films, The Donnet Fund, The Grasselli Foundation, The Harburg Foundation and The Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust. Fiscal Sponsors: Media Network, Beltrami County Historical Society, Cultural Communications, Inc., Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters.

 

Season 20 – January 2008-June 2008
Funding for Season 20 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

2001 - Oswald's Ghost
Additional funding for Oswald's Ghost provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2002 - The Lobotomist
2003 - Buffalo Bill
2004 - Grand Central
Additional funding for Grand Central provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2005 - Kit Carson
2006 - Minik, The Lost Eskimo
Additional funding for Minik, The Lost Eskimo provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2007 - Roberto Clemente
Additional funding for Roberto Clemente provided by Latino Public Broadcasting.
2008 - Walt Whitman
Additional funding for Walt Whitman provided by Film/Video Arts, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2009/10 - George H.W. Bush Part 1-2
Additional funding for George H.W. Bush provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
1706 - Mary Pickford
Original funding for Mary Pickford provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
MORM01/MORM02 - The Mormons Part 1-2
Original funding for The Mormons provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Park Foundation and PBS stations.
1409 - Ansel Adams
Original funding for Ansel Adams provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations Hewlett-Packard, Rosalind P. Walter and the Sierra Club Foundation.
601 - Amelia Earhart
Original funding for Amelia Earhart provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting PBS stations, The Purdue Research Foundation and the Kansas Humanities Council.
701/2 - FDR Part 1-2
Original funding for FDR provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
1001/2 - Truman Part 1-2
Original funding for Truman provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, Scotts/Miracle-Gro, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the Missouri Humanities Council.
1803/4 - Las Vegas Part 1-2
Original funding for Las Vegas provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Greenspun Family Foundation.
1201 - Eleanor Roosevelt
Original funding for Eleanor Roosevelt provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, the Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust, Andrew Wolff, the Harburg Foundation, Louise Noun and Filmmakers Collective.
1912 - Summer of Love
Original funding for Summer of Love provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

 

401/402 - LBJ, Part 1-2
Original funding for LBJ provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

302 - Nixon, Part 1-2
Original funding for Nixon provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Scotts/Miracle-Gro, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and PBS stations.

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