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  • The Big Burn

    Aired August 24, 2021 | 53 min

    In the summer of 1910, hundreds of wildfires raged across the Northern Rockies. By the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead. It was the largest fire in American history.

  • Freedom Summer

    Aired June 24, 2014 | 112 min

    A historic effort in the summer of 1964 to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.

  • Jesse Owens

    Aired August 3, 2021 | 53 min

    His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. 

  • Clinton

    Aired July 28, 2020 | 3 hrs 46 min

    A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.

  • Freedom Riders

    Aired May 16, 2011 | 113 min

    The powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.

  • Stonewall Uprising

    Aired June 9, 2020 | 92 min

    In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.

  • The Greely Expedition

    Aired February 5, 2019 | 53 min

    In 1881, 25 men led by Adolphus Greely set sail from Newfoundland to Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world’s surface that had been described as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism. 

  • The Polio Crusade

    Aired June 15, 2021 | 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.

  • Test Tube Babies

    Aired October 23, 2006 | 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.

  • Annie Oakley

    Aired May 14, 2019 | 53 min

    As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats.

  • The Fight

    Aired August 3, 2021 | 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.

  • Emma Goldman

    Aired May 21, 2019 | 53 min

    A notorious lecturer, fearless writer, and merciless publisher, Goldman was one of the most controversial women in America.