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American Experience airs on Tuesday nights on most PBS stations.

The Forgotten Plague
Oct 20, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The Forgotten Plague: 1 hr

The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.

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war of the worlds
Oct 27, 2015 - 8:00 PM

War of the Worlds: 1 hr

Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.

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american comandante
Nov 17, 2015 - 9:00 PM

American Comandante: 1 hr

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

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The Pilgrims
Nov 24, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The Pilgrims: 2 hrs

The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.

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walt disney

Walt Disney: 4 hrs

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

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Blackout: 1 hr

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

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The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists: 3 hrs

How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.

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Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore: 1 hr

High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

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Last Days in Vietnam

Last Days in Vietnam: 2 hrs

With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?

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My Lai

My Lai: 90 mins

Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.

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The Big Burn

The Big Burn: 1 hr

It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.

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Edison: 2 hrs

Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.

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