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  • The Poison Squad

    Premieres January 28, 2020 | 113 min

    The Poison Squad tells the story of government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley who, determined to banish these dangerous substances from dinner tables, took on the powerful food manufacturers and their allies.

  • Ruby Ridge

    Airs February 4, 2020 | 53 min

    A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.

  • The Fight

    Airs February 11, 2020 | 53 min

    On June 22, 1938, 70,000 fans crammed into Yankee Stadium to watch what some have called "the most important sporting event in history" — the rematch between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling.

  • Test Tube Babies

    Airs March 17, 2020 | 53 min

    Test Tube Babies tells the story of doctors, researchers, and hopeful couples who pushed the limits of science and triggered a technological revolution in human reproduction. In so doing, they landed at the center of a controversy whose reverberations continue to this day.

  • The Polio Crusade

    Airs March 31, 2020 | 53 min

    The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. The medical breakthrough saved countless lives and had a pervasive impact on American philanthropy that continues to be felt today.

  • McCarthy

    Aired January 6, 2020 | 113 min

    McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator whose zealous anti-communist crusade would test the limits of American decency and democracy.

  • The Feud

    Aired September 10, 2019 | 53 min

    The real story behind the Hatfields and the McCoys, the most famous family conflict in American history.

  • Woodstock

    Aired August 6, 2019 | 120 min

    In August, 1969, half a million people from all walks of life and every corner of the country converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York. They came to hear the concert of their lives, but most experienced something far more profound: a moment that would change them and the country forever, and define a cultural revolution. 

  • Chasing the Moon

    Aired July 10, 2019 | 5 hrs 36 min

    Nearly 50 years ago, we took one small step. In 2019, join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation.

  • Sealab

    Aired February 12, 2019 | 53 min

    In 1969 off the California coast, a US Navy crane carefully lowered a massive tubular structure into the waters. It was an audacious feat of engineering — a pressurized underwater habitat, designed for an elite group of divers to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor.Sealab tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized undersea exploration.

  • The Swamp

    Aired January 15, 2019 | 114 min

    The history of the Everglades is a dramatic yet little known story of humanity’s attempt to conquer nature. The Swamp, told through the lives of a handful of colorful and resolute characters, explores the repeated efforts to reclaim, control and transform what was seen as a vast wasteland into an agricultural and urban paradise, and, ultimately, the drive to preserve America’s greatest wetland.

  • The Eugenics Crusade

    Aired October 16, 2018 | 114 min

    The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– campaign to breed a “better” American race, tracing the rise of the movement that turned the fledgling science of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control.