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The Presidents 2016: Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter airs on August 15 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.

The Presidents 2016: Jimmy Carter

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Soundtrack for a Revolution

Airs Monday, May 9, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

Soundtrack for a Revolution

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Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific

On Dec. 10, 1913, after a final push of excavation, the Atlantic & Pacific were connected.

Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Decision to Build a Lock Canal

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The Decision to Build a Lock Canal

Stevens realized that building a sea level canal would doom the project to failure.

The Decision to Build a Lock Canal

Video thumbnail: American Experience Panama Canal: Early Inefficiencies

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Panama Canal: Early Inefficiencies

The 50-year old rail system in Panama proved incapable of getting the job done.

Panama Canal: Early Inefficiencies

Video thumbnail: American Experience Building the Locks

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Building the Locks

The locks were the mechanical marvel of the Panama Canal.

Building the Locks

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Repairing the Panama Railroad

New Chief Engineer John Stevens turned his focus to repairing the Panama Railroad.

Repairing the Panama Railroad

Video thumbnail: American Experience U.S. Grant: Warrior Promo

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U.S. Grant: Warrior Promo

This biography of Grant paints a portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.

U.S. Grant: Warrior Promo

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American Experience

Chapter 1 | Freedom Riders

Watch a preview of Freedom Riders.

Chapter 1 | Freedom Riders

Video thumbnail: American Experience Travelling in the Segregated South

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Travelling in the Segregated South

For African-Americans, travel in the segregated South was insulting at best.

Travelling in the Segregated South

Video thumbnail: American Experience Why Be a Freedom Rider?

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Why Be a Freedom Rider?

In this video from 1961, two Freedom Riders explain what they're doing.

Why Be a Freedom Rider?

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This Was Absolute War

May 1961, a busload of Freedom Riders were confronted by an angry mob in Montgomery, AL.

This Was Absolute War

Video thumbnail: American Experience Buses Are A-Coming

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Buses Are A-Coming

Even in prison, the Freedom Riders found ways to advocate for their beliefs.

Buses Are A-Coming

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Down Freedom's Main Line

Two activists reflect on what the Freedom Rides meant for the Civil Rights movement.

Down Freedom's Main Line

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Practicing Non-Violence

Civil rights activists rehearsed non-violence, and were prepared to face violence.

Practicing Non-Violence

Video thumbnail: American Experience Before Rosa Parks, There Was Irene Morgan

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Before Rosa Parks, There Was Irene Morgan

Irene Morgan fought her 1944 arrest for sitting in the front of an interstate bus.

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Irene Morgan

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American Experience

Freedom Riders Preview

Rebroadcasts Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Check your local listings.

Freedom Riders Preview

Video thumbnail: American Experience A Simple, But Daring Plan

American Experience

A Simple, But Daring Plan

Learn about the 1961 Freedom Rides from the Freedom Riders themselves.

A Simple, But Daring Plan

Video thumbnail: American Experience Carter on the Economy: Energy Crisis

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Carter on the Economy: Energy Crisis

Carter asked Americans to cut down their energy usage during a fireside chat in 1977.

Carter on the Economy: Energy Crisis

Video thumbnail: American Experience Alicia Skeeter: James Farmer Quotes

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Alicia Skeeter: James Farmer Quotes

Alicia Skeeter talks with her peers about the words of civil rights leader James Farmer.

Alicia Skeeter: James Farmer Quotes

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American Experience

Day 10: Charles Reed Jr.

Charles Reed Jr. discusses his thoughts at the end of the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

Day 10: Charles Reed Jr.

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Reconciliation in Anniston

Erica Shekell's video of reconciliation in Anniston, Alabama.

Reconciliation in Anniston

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