• American Experience -- The Swamp
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    S31 E1: The Swamp
    The history of the Everglades is a dramatic yet little known story of ...
    The history of the Everglades is a dramatic yet little known story of humanity’s attempt to conquer nature. The Swamp, told through the lives of a handful of colorful and resolute characters, ...
    Air Date 1/15/2019
    1:53:13
  • American Experience -- The Eugenics Crusade
    S30 E11: The Eugenics Crusade
    The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown ...
    The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– campaign to breed a “better” American race, tracing the rise of the movement that turned the fledgling ...
    Air Date 10/16/2018
    1:53:12
  • American Experience -- The Circus, Part 2
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    S30 E10: The Circus, Part 2
    Revisit the heyday of this distinctly American form of entertainment when former ...
    Revisit the heyday of this distinctly American form of entertainment when former rivals Barnum, Bailey and the Ringling Brothers joined forces to present the “greatest show on earth” in big cities ...
    Air Date 10/9/2018
    1:53:21
  • American Experience -- The Circus, Part 1
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    S30 E9: The Circus, Part 1
    Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American form ...
    Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment during an era when master showmen P.T. Barnum, James Bailey and the Ringling Brothers transformed the ...
    Air Date 10/8/2018
    1:51:36
  • American Experience -- RFK
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    S30 E8: RFK
    When an assassin took his brother's life, Robert Kennedy was bereft of someone ...
    When an assassin took his brother's life, Robert Kennedy was bereft of someone he loved, and of a role that had given his life meaning. As he began to move beyond the shadow of his brother, he, too, ...
    Air Date 6/5/2018
    1:51:21
  • American Experience -- The Chinese Exclusion Act
    S30 E7: The Chinese Exclusion Act
    The 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for ...
    The 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.
    Air Date 5/29/2018
    1:51:54
  • American Experience -- The Island Murder
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    S30 E6: The Island Murder
    In the summer 1931, Honolulu's tropical tranquility was shattered when a young ...
    In the summer 1931, Honolulu's tropical tranquility was shattered when a young Navy wife made a drastic allegation of rape against five nonwhite islanders. What unfolded in the following days and ...
    Air Date 4/17/2018
    0:52:57
  • American Experience -- Roads to Memphis
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    S30 E5: Roads to Memphis
    On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. This is ...
    On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. This is the fateful narrative of the killer and his prey, set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society.
    Air Date 4/3/2018
    0:53:07
  • American Experience -- The Bombing of Wall Street
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    S30 E4: The Bombing of Wall Street
    The story behind a mostly-forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation’s financial ...
    The story behind a mostly-forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation’s financial center that left 38 dead and remains unsolved today.
    Air Date 2/13/2018
    0:51:59
  • American Experience -- The Gilded Age
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    S30 E3: The Gilded Age
    Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose ...
    Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities ...
    Air Date 2/6/2018
    1:53:02
  • American Experience -- The Secret of Tuxedo Park
    S30 E2: The Secret of Tuxedo Park
    Using his connections, his money, and his brilliant scientific mind, Alfred Lee ...
    Using his connections, his money, and his brilliant scientific mind, Alfred Lee Loomis, a mysterious Wall Street tycoon and his team of scientists developed radar technology that would arguably play a ...
    Air Date 1/16/2018
    0:53:17
  • American Experience -- Into the Amazon
    S30 E1: Into the Amazon
    Into the Amazon tells the remarkable story President Theodore Roosevelt’s ...
    Into the Amazon tells the remarkable story President Theodore Roosevelt’s journey with legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon into the heart of the South American rainforest to chart an ...
    Air Date 1/9/2018
    1:52:55
  • American Experience -- Two Days in October
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    S18 E13: Two Days in October
    In October 1967, history turned a corner. In a jungle in Vietnam, a Viet Cong ...
    In October 1967, history turned a corner. In a jungle in Vietnam, a Viet Cong ambush nearly wiped out an American battalion, prompting some in power to question whether the war might be unwinnable. On ...
    Air Date 9/8/2017
    1:17:47
  • American Experience -- FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech
    FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech
    It's one of the most famous speeches in American history, though it's safe to ...
    It's one of the most famous speeches in American history, though it's safe to say most Americans remember only that phrase. But on this seventy-fifth anniversary of the attack, it's worth asking: What ...
    Air Date 12/6/2016
    0:01:10
  • American Experience -- Radio Coverage of the 1936 Olympics
    Radio Coverage of the 1936 Olympics
    Radios across the world were tuned in on August 14, 1936 when nine working-class ...
    Radios across the world were tuned in on August 14, 1936 when nine working-class boys from the University of Washington rowed for gold at the Olympics in Berlin. Listen to the original radio broadcast ...
    Air Date 8/2/2016
    0:05:28
  • American Experience -- Olympian Profile: Katelin Snyder
    Olympian Profile: Katelin Snyder
    Katelin Snyder is the coxswain for the US Women's Eight at the 2016 Rio ...
    Katelin Snyder is the coxswain for the US Women's Eight at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She talks about the role of the coxswain and the importance of teamwork in rowing.
    Air Date 8/2/2016
    0:02:53
  • American Experience -- Olympian Profile: Andrew Campbell
    Olympian Profile: Andrew Campbell
    After coming up short for the 2012 Olympics, rower Andrew Campbell found new ...
    After coming up short for the 2012 Olympics, rower Andrew Campbell found new purpose in achieving his Olympic dreams. Now, he's headed to the 2016 Games in Rio, where he'll compete in the lightweight ...
    Air Date 8/2/2016
    0:03:06
  • American Experience -- Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein
    Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein
    Olympian Bryan Volpenhein won gold in the Men's eight in 2004. Now he's ...
    Olympian Bryan Volpenhein won gold in the Men's eight in 2004. Now he's preparing the U.S. Men's four for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
    Air Date 7/18/2016
    0:03:25
  • American Experience -- Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies
    Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies
    Caryn Davies is the most decorated female rower in U.S. history. Now she's ...
    Caryn Davies is the most decorated female rower in U.S. history. Now she's retired and is trying to adjust to "real life."
    Air Date 7/11/2016
    0:03:23
  • American Experience -- Space Men
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    S28 E6: Space Men
    In the 1950s and early '60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed ...
    In the 1950s and early '60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA's acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though ...
    Air Date 3/1/2016
    0:52:09
  • American Experience -- The Mine Wars
    S28 E2: The Mine Wars
    Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th ...
    Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century with The Mine Wars. The struggle over the material that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since ...
    Air Date 1/26/2016
    1:52:12