• American Experience -- An Extraordinary Law
    An Extraordinary Law
    On May 6, 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was signed into law by President ...
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  • American Experience -- United States v. Wong Kim Ark
    United States v. Wong Kim Ark
    On March 28, 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that Wong Kim Ark had acquired U.S. ...
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  • American Experience -- The "Scopes Monkey Trial"
    The "Scopes Monkey Trial"
    The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes was decided on July 21, 1925: ...
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  • American Experience -- The U.S. In Hitler's Olympics
    The U.S. In Hitler's Olympics
    The U.S. Olympic committee was threatening to spoil the party by boycotting the ...
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  • American Experience -- When Barbara Met George
    When Barbara Met George
    Barbara Pierce met George Bush when she was just 16 at a Christmas dance in ...
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  • American Experience -- The Island Murder: Chapter 1
    The Island Murder: Chapter 1
    Watch Chapter 1 of The Island Murder.
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  • American Experience -- First White Settlers in Hawai’i
    First White Settlers in Hawai’i
    The first white Americans to settle in the Islands arrived in the 1820s intent ...
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  • American Experience -- Lowering the Hawaiian Flag
    Lowering the Hawaiian Flag
    When the flag of the Hawaiian people came down in 1898, there was an amazing ...
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  • American Experience -- This is my brother
    This is my brother
    At American Experience, sometimes we don’t know the full story behind archival ...
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  • American Experience -- A Ride Through Memphis
    A Ride Through Memphis
    Mattie L. Woods and Willa F. Buford-Hart have lived in and around Memphis all ...
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  • American Experience -- Signal school
    S29 E11: Signal school
    In this co-production with Retro Report, we visit the MBTA’s Signal Shop, ...
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  • American Experience -- A Day with Thomas A. Edison
    S27 E3: A Day with Thomas A. Edison
    In the fall of 1922, a film crew came to West Orange, New Jersey to document ...
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  • American Experience -- Beyond the Doc: Edison's Inventions
    S27 E3: Beyond the Doc: Edison's Inventions
    Thomas Edison is famous for inventions like the lightbulb, the phonograph and ...
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  • American Experience -- Edison, Chapter 1
    S27 E3: Edison, Chapter 1
    By the 1920s, Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor and quite possibly the most ...
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  • American Experience -- Beyond the Doc: Symbols
    S27 E2: Beyond the Doc: Symbols
    The Ku Klux Klan has been a presence in America on and off since Reconstruction ...
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  • American Experience -- Klansville U.S.A., Chapter 1
    S27 E2: Klansville U.S.A., Chapter 1
    In the 1960s, Bob Jones was the most influential Grand Dragon in the United ...
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  • American Experience -- Ripley's Most Amazing
    S27 E1: Ripley's Most Amazing
    Archivist Edward Meyer highlights the most amazing thing he's seen out of the ...
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  • American Experience -- Ripley's Big Break
    S27 E1: Ripley's Big Break
    Cartoonist Robert Ripley gets a contract with Hearst for $100,000 a year, ...
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  • American Experience -- Ripley: Believe It or Not, Chapter 1
    S27 E1: Ripley: Believe It or Not, Chapter 1
    LeRoy Robert Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, transforming ...
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  • American Experience -- Beyond the Doc: Wildfires
    Beyond the Doc: Wildfires
    In 1910, a wildfire burned an area the size of Connecticut and killed at least ...
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  • American Experience -- Interview with Linda Edquist
    S14 E1: Interview with Linda Edquist
    In her work as a conservation specialist at the National Postal Museum, part of ...
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