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American Experience Programs

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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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Voters will decide education Bond Act this Fall

Voters in New York will decide in November whether the state should borrow $2 billion dollars for new technology including I-Pads in school classrooms.  Teachers and school administrators who ...

POV Documentary Blog

POV Interactive Shorts: Q&A with Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill (“Empire”)

Kel O'Neill and Eline Jongsma take POV behind the scenes of Empire.

American Masters

The Boomer List: Film Outtake: David LaChapelle on Being Gay in the 1970s and 80s

Please view the original post to see the video. Starting in seventh grade, artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963) was so bullied for being gay that he dropped out of school by ninth grade. He moved to ...

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.