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American Experience | Mount Rushmore

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Watch Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8pm | Learn Mount Rushmore’s story, which is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself.

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American Experience | Freedom Summer

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Watch Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 9pm on WMHT & Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Relive 1964's Freedom Summer and the dramatic struggle for equality in Mississippi.

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American Experience | Freedom Riders

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Watch Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 9pm & Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Find inspiration in the story of a courageous band of young civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961.

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American Experience | Grand Coulee Dam

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Watch Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:30pm | Learn how tension between technological success and environmental impact hangs over Grand Coulee.

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American Experience | Triangle Fire

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Watch Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8pm | Learn how a tragic factory fire led to workplace safety laws.

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American Experience | The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

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Watch Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 4:30pm | Trace the brief life of New York’s Penn Station, whose destruction spurred landmarks preservation.

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American Experience | Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

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Watch Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9pm | Separate fact from fiction regarding the bank robbers whose exploits captivated America.

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American Experience | Billy the Kid

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Watch Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8pm | Deconstruct the mythology surrounding the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid.

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American Experience | The Amish: Shunned

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Watch Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:30pm | Follow seven former members of Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave.

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American Experience | The Amish

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Watch Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:30pm | Find answers to questions about the Amish — an insistently insular religious community.

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American Experience | War Letters

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Watch Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8pm | Experience the deepest, most human side of war through a collection of personal letters.

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American Experience | 1964

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Watch Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8pm & Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:30pm | Follow prominent and ordinary Americans whose actions began to turn the country onto a new course.

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American Experience | Poisoner's Handbook

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Watch Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8pm | Learn how forensic chemistry was used in the early 20th century to convict murderers.

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American Experience | JFK

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Watch Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 1:30pm | A new four-hour, two-part special in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the president’s death.

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American Experience | War of the Worlds

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Watch Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 9pm | American Experience presents War of the Worlds in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the original radio broadcast.

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