American Experience

2019

Jubilee Singers

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Former slaves who battled prejudice & oppression to sing their way into a nation’s heart.

The Feud

3.0 4 x
The most famous family conflict in American history, the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

Chasing The Moon, Part 1

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“Chasing the Moon,” a film by Robert Stone, premieres July 8 on PBS.
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S29 Ep12: Summer Of Love

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In January 1967, San Francisco youth descended on Golden Gate Park for a Human Be-In. The media flocked to the event, offering a window into the world of Haight-Ashbury and inspiring even more young people to join. Summer of Love is a striking picture of the summer of 1967 — from the utopian beginnings, when peace and love...
1:53:00

The Great War: Part 1

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American neutrality is eroded by reports of German atrocities and submarine attacks, leading Wilson to proclaim that “the world must be made safe for democracy.”
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Ruby Ridge

Expired 3.0 7 x
Drawing upon eyewitness accounts, including interviews with Weaver’s daughter, Sara, and federal agents involved in the confrontation, Ruby Ridge is a riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.
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Oklahoma City

Expired 4.0 6 x
OKLAHOMA CITY traces the events — including the deadly encounters between American citizens and law enforcement at Ruby Ridge and Waco — that led McVeigh to commit the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. With a virulent strain of anti-government anger still with us, the film is both a cautionary tale and a...
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The Race Underground

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It was Boston — a city of so many firsts — that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway
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Rachel Carson

3.0 6 x
Rachel Carson is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. When Silent Spring was published in September 1962 it became an instant bestseller and would go on to spark dramatic changes in the way the government regulated pesticides.
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Command And Control Film

Expired 4.0 10 x
COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo.
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