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Season 32 – 2020
Major funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Consumer Cellular, and by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. Support for the Documentary Investment Group is provided by The 1772 Foundation, Rick and Nonnie Burnes; Rita J. & Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, in memory of Stanley H. Kaplan; the Estate of Jean A. Limber, in her memory; Cokie and Lee Perry; Janet Traeger Salz Charitable Trust; Jeffrey Scharf and Sherril Smith-Scharf; and Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak.

McCarthy
The Poison Squad
Ruby Ridge. See Season 29 for the original funders of this program.
The Fight (originally aired in 2004)
The Polio Crusade. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
Test Tube Babies (originally aired in 2006)
The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Additional funding for The Man Who Tried to Feed the World is provided by the Yawkey Foundations. 
George W. Bush
The Chinese Exclusion Act. See Season 30 for the original funders of this program.
Mr. Tornado
Stonewall Uprising. 
See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
Support for rebroadcast and related activities provided by Brian A. McCarthy Foundation.

Season 31 – 2019
Major funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Consumer Cellular, and by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. Support for the Documentary Investment Group is provided by The 1772 Foundation, Rick and Nonnie Burnes, Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, Henry R. and Gale R. Guild, the Herndon Family Foundation, the Huntsman Foundation, Barbara and R. T. Paine Metcalf, the Nordblom Family Foundation, Cokie and Lee Perry, Ira and Diana Riklis, Burton D. and Gloria Rose, Janet Traeger Salz Charitable Trust, Margaret and Michael Simon, the Estate of Gwenn Therrien, Donald and Susan Ware, and Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak.

The Swamp
Additional funding for The Swamp provided by The Kendeda Fund and the Yawkey Foundations.
The Big Burn
Additional funding for The Big Burn provided by The Kendeda Fund.
Surviving the Dust Bowl. See Season 10 for the original funders of this program.
Sealab
The Greely Expedition. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
Roads to Memphis. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
Amelia Earhart. See Season 20 for the original funders of this program.
Annie Oakley. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
Emma Goldman. See Season 16 for the original funders of this program.
Rachel Carson. See Season 29 for the original funders of this program.
Stonewall Uprising. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program. Support for rebroadcast and related activities provided by Brian A. McCarthy Foundation.
Chasing the Moon, Parts 1, 2, 3
Additional funding for Chasing the Moon provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
Space Men. See Season 28 for the original funders of this program.
Woodstock
The Mine Wars. See Season 28 for the original funders of this program.
The Feud
The Race Underground
Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory

Additional funding for the Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory provided by the Ford Foundation.

Season 30 – 2018
Major funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Consumer Cellular, and by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. Support for the Documentary Investment Group is provided by Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, Marjie and Robert Kargman, Virginia Lester, Lawrence Lucchino, Barbara and R. T. Paine Metcalf, the Nordblom Family Foundation, Ira and Diana Riklis, Burton D. and Gloria Rose, Margaret and Michael Simon, the Estate of Gwenn Therrien, and Donald and Susan Ware.

Influenza 1918. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
Into the Amazon
Additional funding for Into the Amazon provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Secret of Tuxedo Park
Additional funding for The Secret of Tuxedo Park provided by Marjie and Robert Kargman.
Triangle Fire. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
The Gilded Age
Additional funding for The Gilded Age provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
The Bombing of Wall Street
Roads to Memphis. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
The Perfect Crime
The Island Murder [Originally aired in 2005 under the title The Massie Affair.]
The Chinese Exclusion Act
Summer of Love. See Season 19 for the original funders of this program.
The Great War, Parts 1, 2, 3. See Season 29 for the original funders of this program.
The Circus, Parts 1, 2. 
Additional funding for The Circus is provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Eugenics Crusade
Additional funding for The Eugenics Crusade is provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tesla. See Season 28 for the original funders of this program.

Season 29 – 2017
Funding for Season 29 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. Support for the Documentary Investment Group is provided by Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, Henry R. and Gale R. Guild, Marjie and Robert Kargman, Michael and Virginia Lester, the Nordblom Family Foundation, and Margaret and Michael Simon.

Command and Control
Additional funding for Command and Control is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. See Season 21 for the original funders of this program.
Rachel Carson
Additional funding for Rachel Carson is provided by The Kendeda Fund and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
The Race Underground
Oklahoma City
Ruby Ridge

The Great War, Parts 1, 2, 3
Grand Coulee Dam. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.

Season 28 – 2016
Funding for Season 28 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

American Comandante
Mine Wars

Additional funding for Mine Wars provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
Bonnie & Clyde
Death and the Civil War. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program. 
Murder of a President
Additional funding for Murder of a President provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and by the Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation. 
The Perfect Crime
Space Men

Additional funding for Space Men is provided by the Yawkey Foundations. 
The Big Burn. See Season 27 for the original funders of this program. 
The Boys of '36
The Presidents: JFK, Part 1
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Presidents: JFK, Part 2
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Presidents: LBJ, Parts 1, 2
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Presidents: Nixon
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Presidents: Jimmy Carter
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Presidents: Reagan, Part 1
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Presidents: Reagan, Part 2
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Presidents: GHW Bush, Parts 1, 2
Major Funding of The Presidents Collection provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities
Tesla
The Battle of Chosin

Season 27 – 2015
Funding for Season 27 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

Ripley: Believe It or Not
Klansville U.S.A. 
Edison
The Big Burn

Additional funding for The Big Burn provided by The Kendeda Fund.
The Forgotten Plague
Additional funding for The Forgotten Plague provided by the Yawkey Foundations.
Last Days in Vietnam
Additional funding for Last Days in Vietnam provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, Roxanne E. & Michael J. Zak; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Blackout
Additional funding for Blackout provided by The Yawkey Foundations.
Walt Disney: Parts 1, 2
Additional funding for Walt Disney provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
American Comandante
Additional funding for American Comandante provided by Latino Public Broadcasting.
The Pilgrims
Additional funding for The Pilgrims provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Lilly Endowment, Inc.; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Rosalind P. Walter; The Annenberg Foundation; The 1772 Foundation; and The Overbrook Foundation: Arthur H. Altschul Jr.
War of the Worlds. See Season 25 for the original funders of this program.
My Lai. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
Mount Rushmore. See Season 25 for the original funders of this program.
The Abolitionists, Parts 1-3. See Season 25 for the original funders of this program.

Season 26 – 2014
Funding for Season 26 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

The Poisoner's Handbook
1964
The Amish: Shunned

Additional funding for The Amish: Shunned provided by Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
Freedom Summer

Additional funding for Freedom Summer provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Yawkey Foundations and Robert & Marjie Kargman and The Brian A. McCarthy Foundation.
Cold War Roadshow
War Letters. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
The Amish. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
Billy the Kid. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
Grand Coulee Dam. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
Triangle Fire. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
Death and the Civil War. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
Freedom Riders. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.

Season 25 – 2013
Funding for Season 25 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

The Abolitionists Parts 1, 2, 3
Additional funding for The Abolitionists provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Yawkey Foundations and The Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation; Robert & Marjie Kargman and Gloria & Burton Rose.
Henry Ford 
Additional funding for Henry Ford provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Silicon Valley
War of the Worlds
JFK Parts 1, 2
Billy the Kid. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
Jessie James. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
Annie Oakley. See Season 24 for the original funders of this program.
The Rockefellers Part 2: John D. Rockefeller
Original funding for The Rockefellers provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mount Rushmore
Original funding for Mount Rushmore provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

Season 24 – January-May 2012
Funding for Season 24 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

Billy the Kid
Custer’s Last Stand

Additional Funding for Custer's Last Stand provided by Nordblom Family Foundation; Rick and Nonnie Burns.
Clinton Parts 1, 2
The Amish
Additional funding for The Amish provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.
Grand Coulee Dam
Additional funding for Grand Coulee Dam provided by The Kendeda Fund.
Jesse Owens
Additional funding for Jesse Owens provided by Nordblom Family Foundation; Gretchen Stone Cook Foundation and the Yawkey Foundation.
Death and the Civil War
Additional funding for Death and the Civil War provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and Nordblom Family Foundation and Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation.
Wyatt Earp. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
We Shall Remain Part 4: Geronimo. See Season 21 for the original funders of this series.
Annie Oakley
Original funding for Annie Oakley provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Jesse James
Original funding for Jesse James provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
Freedom Riders. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
Tupperware!
Original funding for Tupperware! provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Lemelson Center of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
Triangle Fire. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
Panama Canal. See Season 23 for the original funders of this program.
Hoover Dam. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
The Crash of 1929. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.

Season 23 – October 2010-August 2011
Funding for Season 23 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

God in America, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4
Major funding for God in America provided by The PEW Charitable Trusts and the Fetzer Institute. Additional funding provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
Robert E. Lee
Additional funding for Robert E. Lee provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dinosaur Wars
Panama Canal
Additional funding for Panama Canal provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Greely Expedition
Triangle Fire
The Great Famine

Additional funding for The Great Famine provided by the Lakeside Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Yawkey Foundations.
Stonewall Uprising
Additional funding for Stonewall Uprising provided by Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc.; Ms. Susan B. Kaplan & Nancy and Mark Belsky and Brian A. McCarthy Foundation.
Soundtrack for a Revolution
Freedom Riders

Additional funding for Freedom Riders provided by Lynn Bay Dayton and Nordblom Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
We Shall Remain, Parts 1, 2, 3
Additional funding for We Shall Remain provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Ford Foundation, the Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, the Kalliopeia Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
U.S. Grant: Warrior (reversion)
Original funding for U.S. Grant: Warrior provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Reagan, Parts 1, 2
Original funding for Reagan provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
Jimmy Carter (reversion)
Original funding for Jimmy Carter provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A Class Apart
Original funding for A Class Apart provided by the Funding Exchange, Houston Endowment, Humanities Texas, Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting and the Long Island Community Foundation.
Dolley Madison. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
Roads to Memphis. See Season 22 for the original funders of this program.
The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
War Letters
Original funding for War Letters provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Original funding for Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Bureau of Tourism and PBS stations.

Season 22 – October 2009-May 2010
Funding for Season 22 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Documentary Investment Group, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

The Civilian Conservation Corps
Wyatt Earp
The Bombing of Germany

Additional funding for The Bombing of Germany provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Roger and Dawn Nordblom. 
Dolley Madison
Additional funding for Dolley Madison provided by Land O'Lakes, Inc., the National Endowment for the Humanities and Twin Cities Public Television.
Earth Days
My Lai
Roads to Memphis

Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World
Additional funding for Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Rosalind P. Walter.
The Crash of 1929
Original funding for the Crash of 1929 provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
The Hoover Dam
Original funding for The Hoover Dam provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
Surviving the Dust Bowl
Original funding for Surviving the Dust Bowl provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
Seabiscuit
Original funding for Seabiscuit provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. 
Influenza 1918
Original funding for Influenza 1918 provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations.
The Donner Party
Original funding for The Donner Party provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Kennedys

Amelia Earhart. See Season 20 for the original funders of this program.
The Lobotomist. See Season 20 for the original funders of this program.
Victory in the Pacific
Original funding for Victory in the Pacific provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
The Mormons Parts 1, 2. See Season 20 for the original funders of this program.
The Polio Crusade
The Hurricane of '38

Original funding for The Hurricane of '38 provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
Riding the Rails
Principal funding for Riding the Rails provided by Arkansas Humanities Council, California Council for the Humanities, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Maryland Humanities Council, Minnesota Humanities Commission, Nebraska Humanities Council, New York Humanities Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Ohio Humanities Council, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Texas Committee for the Humanities, Wisconsin Humanities Council, Wyoming Council for the Humanities, Dearing Films, The Donnet Fund, The Grasselli Foundation, The Harburg Foundation and The Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust. Fiscal Sponsors: Media Network, Beltrami County Historical Society, Cultural Communications, Inc., Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters.

Season 20 – January 2008-June 2008
Funding for Season 20 is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

Oswald's Ghost
Additional funding for Oswald's Ghost provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Lobotomist
Buffalo Bill
Grand Central

Additional funding for Grand Central provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Kit Carson
Minik, The Lost Eskimo
Additional funding for Minik, The Lost Eskimo provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Roberto Clemente
Additional funding for Roberto Clemente provided by Latino Public Broadcasting.
Walt Whitman
Additional funding for Walt Whitman provided by Film/Video Arts, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
George H.W. Bush Parts 1, 2
Additional funding for George H.W. Bush provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mary Pickford
Original funding for Mary Pickford provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Mormons Parts 1, 2
Original funding for The Mormons provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Park Foundation and PBS stations.
Ansel Adams
Original funding for Ansel Adams provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations Hewlett-Packard, Rosalind P. Walter and the Sierra Club Foundation.
Amelia Earhart
Original funding for Amelia Earhart provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting PBS stations, The Purdue Research Foundation and the Kansas Humanities Council.
FDR Parts 1, 2
Original funding for FDR provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Truman, Part 1, 2
Original funding for Truman provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, Scotts/Miracle-Gro, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations and the Missouri Humanities Council.
Las Vegas Parts 1, 2
Original funding for Las Vegas provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Greenspun Family Foundation.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Original funding for Eleanor Roosevelt provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS stations, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, the Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust, Andrew Wolff, the Harburg Foundation, Louise Noun and Filmmakers Collective.
Summer of Love
Original funding for Summer of Love provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

LBJ, Parts 1, 2
Original funding for LBJ provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

Nixon, Parts 1, 2
Original funding for Nixon provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Scotts/Miracle-Gro, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and PBS stations.

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