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American Experience airs on Tuesday nights on most PBS stations.

The Mine Wars
Jan 12, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The Mine Wars: 2 hrs

The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.

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Bonnie and Clyde
Jan 19, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Bonnie & Clyde: 1 hr

The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.

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The Pilgrims

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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american comandante

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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war of the worlds

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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The Forgotten Plague

The Forgotten Plague: 1 hr

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

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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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