American Experience - Season 11

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Monday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Oct 04, 1988 In Season

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  • MacArthur
    MacArthur
    Episode 10
    5/17/99
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    The spectacular triumphs and failures of one of America's most famous military leaders.
  • Fly Girls
    Fly Girls
    Episode 9
    5/10/99
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    The lives of the Women Air Service Pilots (WASPs) and their flying exploits within the US during World War II.
  • Riding the Rails
    Riding the Rails
    Episode 8
    4/12/99
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    The subculture of young hobos that sprang up during the Great Depression.
  • Lost in the Grand Canyon
    4/5/99
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    Geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell undertakes a dangerous water trip down the Colorado River with a crew of adventure-seekers.
  • Meltdown at Three Mile Island
    2/22/99
    8.0
    An account of the causes of the partial core meltdown at the Pennsylvania nuclear power plant in 1979 and the reactions of staff and the public.
  • Rescue at Sea
    Rescue at Sea
    Episode 5
    2/15/99
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    The collision of two large ocean-going vessels in 1909 puts the new wireless telegraph to the test.
  • Alone on the Ice
    Alone on the Ice
    Episode 4
    2/8/99
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    An account of Byrd's adventures at the poles and his trials in Antarctica.
  • Hoover Dam
    Episode 3
    1/18/99
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    The story behind building one of the greatest Depression-era projects, the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River.
  • Race for the Super Bomb
    1/11/99
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    The United States and the Soviet Union work on weapons even more powerful than the earlier atomic bomb during the height of the Cold War.
  • America 1900
    America 1900
    Episode 1
    11/18/98
    8.8
    An overview of life in the United States at the dawn of the 20th century - unforeseen opportunities and unplanned for challenges.