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The Rise and Fall of Penn Station Air date: 02-19-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365179328/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Just 53 years after the station’s opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed. /episodes/get/11808 /episode/11808 American Experience: The Rise and Fall of Penn Station /episode-player/11808
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid Air date: 02-12-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365166966/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In an era in which cold-blooded killers such as Jesse James and the Younger Brothers terrorized the American West, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and their Wild Bunch gang took a smart and methodical approach to bank and train robbery. In the 1890s, their thrilling exploits robbing banks and... /episodes/get/11755 /episode/11755 American Experience: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid /episode-player/11755
1964 Air date: 01-15-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365150223/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and 3 civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater’s conservative... /episodes/get/11608 /episode/11608 American Experience: 1964 /episode-player/11608
The Poisoner's Handbook Air date: 01-08-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365142654/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine in everyday products. /episodes/get/11297 /episode/11297 American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook /episode-player/11297
War of the Worlds Air date: 10-30-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365108972/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Shortly after 8 p.m. on the Halloween Eve, 1938, a panicked radio announcer broke in with a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grovers Mill, New Jersey. Although most listeners understood that the program was a radio drama, the next day's headlines reported that thousands of others... /episodes/get/10740 /episode/10740 American Experience: War of the Worlds /episode-player/10740
Silicon Valley Air date: 02-06-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2332168287/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the... /episodes/get/6825 /episode/6825 American Experience: Silicon Valley /episode-player/6825
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The Presidents: Nixon
From ending the Vietnam War and improving relations with China and the Soviet Union, and finally, his resignation in the face of impeachment, Richard Nixon was a tragically insecure man with a bold vision.
Air date: 12/30/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/979746298/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false From ending the Vietnam War and improving relations with China and the Soviet Union, and finally, his resignation in the face of impeachment, Richard Nixon was a tragically insecure man with a bold vision. /episodes/get/707 /episode/707 American Experience: The Presidents: Nixon /episode-player/707
The Presidents: Truman
Of all the men who had held the office, he was the least prepared. As president, Harry Truman was responsible for dropping the atomic bomb on Japan, ending World War II and finding America's place in the international order at the start of the Cold War.
Air date: 12/30/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/979647605/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Of all the men who had held the office, he was the least prepared. As president, Harry Truman was responsible for dropping the atomic bomb on Japan, ending World War II and finding America's place in the international order at the start of the Cold War. /episodes/get/709 /episode/709 American Experience: The Presidents: Truman /episode-player/709
The Presidents: George H.W. Bush
This biography examines the life and career of our 41st president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office with the fall of the Berlin Wall, race riots in LA and the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Air date: 12/31/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/979907571/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This biography examines the life and career of our 41st president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office with the fall of the Berlin Wall, race riots in LA and the breakup of the Soviet Union. /episodes/get/704 /episode/704 American Experience: The Presidents: George H.W. Bush /episode-player/704
Wyatt Earp
Celebrated as a man who took control of his own destiny, Wyatt Earp came to epitomize the town-taming marshal responsible for bringing the forces of law, order and civilization to the Wild West.
Air date: 01/26/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1390089466/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Celebrated as a man who took control of his own destiny, Wyatt Earp came to epitomize the town-taming marshal responsible for bringing the forces of law, order and civilization to the Wild West. /episodes/get/715 /episode/715 American Experience: Wyatt Earp /episode-player/715
The Kennedys
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy. From Joseph Kennedy's rise on Wall Street, through John, Robert and Edward's successes and scandals, the family has left a storied political legacy.
Air date: 05/15/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1125268583/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy. From Joseph Kennedy's rise on Wall Street, through John, Robert and Edward's successes and scandals, the family has left a storied political legacy. /episodes/get/701 /episode/701 American Experience: The Kennedys /episode-player/701
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