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Fall 1967, student protest against the Vietnam war spiraled out control in Wisconsin.
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.
Origins of Napalm
The demonstration that sparked
A brief history of dangerous chemicals and compounds in our homes.
Native fishermen at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River.
Workers at the Baltimore Luggage Company making suitcases in 1957.
President Franklin Roosevelt walks down a ramp from his private railroad car ca. 1938.
Japanese Americans are released from the Jerome War Relocation Center in Arkansas.
A family sips from a “spring of youth” ca. 1947.
Into the Amazon premieres January 2018.
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.
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