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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 Crash of 1929
Based on eight years of continued prosperity, presidents and economists alike confidently predicted that America would soon enter a time when there would be no more poverty, no more depressions -- a "New Era" when everyone could be rich.
Air date: 10/26/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1308436568/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Based on eight years of continued prosperity, presidents and economists alike confidently predicted that America would soon enter a time when there would be no more poverty, no more depressions -- a "New Era" when everyone could be rich. /episodes/get/696 /episode/696 American Experience: The Crash of 1929 /episode-player/696
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam's electrical output helped build the ships and planes used in World War II; its water grew fruits and vegetables in California. It tamed a wild river and, for a time, renewed faith in American ingenuity and technology.
Air date: 11/10/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1309911294/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Hoover Dam's electrical output helped build the ships and planes used in World War II; its water grew fruits and vegetables in California. It tamed a wild river and, for a time, renewed faith in American ingenuity and technology. /episodes/get/681 /episode/681 American Experience: Hoover Dam /episode-player/681
Surviving the Dust Bowl
The story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease and even death for nearly a decade.
Air date: 11/16/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1311363860/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease and even death for nearly a decade. /episodes/get/692 /episode/692 American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl /episode-player/692
Influenza 1918
Influenza 1918 is the story of the worst epidemic the United States has ever known. Before it was over, the flu would kill more than 600,000 Americans - more than all the combat deaths of this century combined.
Air date: 01/19/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1378322117/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Influenza 1918 is the story of the worst epidemic the United States has ever known. Before it was over, the flu would kill more than 600,000 Americans - more than all the combat deaths of this century combined. /episodes/get/682 /episode/682 American Experience: Influenza 1918 /episode-player/682
The Bombing of Germany
In World War II British and American Allied forces carried out a bombing campaign of unprecedented might over Germany's cities, claiming the lives of nearly half a million civilians.
Air date: 02/05/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1405744809/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In World War II British and American Allied forces carried out a bombing campaign of unprecedented might over Germany's cities, claiming the lives of nearly half a million civilians. /episodes/get/694 /episode/694 American Experience: The Bombing of Germany /episode-player/694
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