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The utopian beginnings of peace and love prevailed, and ended in chaos.
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway
“Rachel carson” premieres Jan. 24 at 8/7c on American Experience PBS.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.
Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century.
Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.
1967, a tour bus on Haight Street claimed to be the only foreign tour in the domestic U.S.
Watch the opening scene of Summer of Love.
1967, young people flooded into San Francisco to find what one described as “wonderland.”
At age 23, Amelia Earhart took her first ride in an airplane and knew she had to fly.
Visions of a utopian society took shape in the Haight-Ashbury district in the mid 1960s.
There is no such thing as “Mr. Yoga,” but there was a “Mr. Pilates.”
A composer's research process and the challenges he faced in creating music for the film.
How a race-car driver came to be one of the most famous fighters of the Great War.
A portrait of the Haight Ashbury district at the height of the hippie movement.
The climactic struggle and ensuing peace that forever changed a president and a nation.
Follow America’s entry into the conflict.
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The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I.
Explore America’s tortured, nearly three-year journey to war.
An inside look at the making of The Great War, premiering April 10 at 9/8c.
The event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.
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