American Experience

Tuesdays, on PBS

60 minutes

American Experience is PBS' longest-running tv documentary series, highlighting American historical events and figures. Popular and incredibly far-reaching, the show has covered every imaginable facet of the American experience, from the Civil-Rights struggles of African Americans and the lives of Presidents, to the history of Tupperware. Praised for its ability to shed light on lesser-known historical events, American Experience has earned over 240 broadcast awards in its 20-odd year run. Titled originally as The American Experience, the show has a large online presence, and often pairs its programs with websites providing more details on historical events featured on the show.

Tuesdays, on PBS

60 minutes

American Experience is PBS' longest-running tv documentary series, highlighting American historical events and figures. Popular and incredibly far-reaching, the show has covered every imaginable facet of the American experience, from the Civil-Rights struggles of African Americans and the lives of Presidents, to the history of Tupperware. Praised for its ability to shed light on lesser-known historical events, American Experience has earned over 240 broadcast awards in its 20-odd year run. Titled originally as The American Experience, the show has a large online presence, and often pairs its programs with websites providing more details on historical events featured on the show.

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In the spring of 1959, NASA introduced Americans to a new kind of hero -- the astronaut. But deep in the New Mexico desert, far from the Project Mercury spotlight, the Air Force was also preparing to launch a man towards the heavens. With a fraction of NASA's budget and none of its renown, Project Excelsior was about to send Captain Joseph Kittinger 100,000 feet above earth, propelled there not by rocket, but by balloon. Though largely forgotten, this group of explorers would be the first to venture into the frozen vacuum on the edge of our world, testing the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this deadly realm.

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s28e5 Space Men
March 1, 2016
In the spring of 1959, NASA introduced Americans to a new kind of hero -- the astronaut. But deep in the New Mexico desert, far from the Project Mercury spotlight, the Air Force was also preparing to launch a man towards the heavens. With a fraction of NASA's budget and none of its renown, Project Excelsior was about to send Captain Joseph Kittinger 100,000 feet above earth, propelled there not by rocket, but by balloon. Though largely forgotten, this group of explorers would be the first to venture into the frozen vacuum on the edge of our world, testing the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this deadly realm.
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s27e2 Klansville U.S.A.
January 13, 2015
January 13, 2015
Klansville U.S.A.
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s27e3 Edison
January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015
Edison
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s27e4 The Big Burn
February 3, 2015
February 3, 2015
The Big Burn
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s27e5 The Forgotten Plague
February 10, 2015
February 10, 2015
The Forgotten Plague
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s27e6 Last Days in Vietnam
April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015
Last Days in Vietnam
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s27e7 Blackout
July 14, 2015
July 14, 2015
Blackout
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s27e8 Walt Disney (1)
September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015
Walt Disney (1)
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s27e9 Walt Disney (2)
September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015
Walt Disney (2)
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s27e10 American Comandante
November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015
American Comandante
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s27e11 The Pilgrims
November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015
The Pilgrims
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s28e1 Bonnie & Clyde
January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016
Bonnie & Clyde
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s28e2 The Mine Wars
January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016
The Mine Wars
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s28e3 Murder of a President
February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016
Murder of a President
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s28e4 The Perfect Crime
February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016
The Perfect Crime
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s28e5 Space Men
March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016
Space Men
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s28e6 The Boys of '36
August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016
The Boys of '36

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