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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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Amelia Earhart
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three...
Air date: 02/16/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1414964998/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three... /episodes/get/670 /episode/670 American Experience: Amelia Earhart /episode-player/670
Victory in the Pacific
In this provocative, thorough examination of the final months of the war, American Experience looks at the escalation of bloodletting from the vantage points of both the Japanese and the Americans.
Air date: 03/29/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1449123274/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this provocative, thorough examination of the final months of the war, American Experience looks at the escalation of bloodletting from the vantage points of both the Japanese and the Americans. /episodes/get/712 /episode/712 American Experience: Victory in the Pacific /episode-player/712
Roads to Memphis
The international manhunt for the killer of Martin Luther King.
Air date: 05/03/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1481821280/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The international manhunt for the killer of Martin Luther King. /episodes/get/688 /episode/688 American Experience: Roads to Memphis /episode-player/688
The Hurricane of '38
As the storm made its way across the Atlantic and up the eastern seaboard, there was little warning. Radar had not been invented. The National Weather Bureau predicted it would blow itself out at North Carolina, but it didn't. No one had ever seen a storm like this.
Air date: 05/17/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1497381366/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false As the storm made its way across the Atlantic and up the eastern seaboard, there was little warning. Radar had not been invented. The National Weather Bureau predicted it would blow itself out at North Carolina, but it didn't. No one had ever seen a storm like this. /episodes/get/700 /episode/700 American Experience: The Hurricane of '38 /episode-player/700
Riding the Rails
At the height of the Great Depression, more than 250,000 teenagers were living on the road in America.
Air date: 05/24/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1502653730/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false At the height of the Great Depression, more than 250,000 teenagers were living on the road in America. /episodes/get/687 /episode/687 American Experience: Riding the Rails /episode-player/687
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