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American Experience has moved to Tuesday nights on most PBS stations.

Cold War Roadshow
Nov 18, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Cold War Roadshow : 1 hr

In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.

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The Big Burn
Feb 3, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The Big Burn: 1 hr

Coming soon: AIR DATE TBD. It was the largest fire in American history.

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Last Days in Vietnam
Apr 28, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Last Days in Vietnam: 2 hrs

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

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freedom summer

Freedom Summer: 2 hrs

A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.

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Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders: 2 hrs

A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.

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death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War: 2 hrs

The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.

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Triangle Fire

Triangle Fire: 1 hr

It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.

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penn station

The Rise and Fall of Penn Station: 1 hr

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.

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Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam: 90 mins

The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: 1 hr

A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West

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Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid: 1 hr

The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.

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