American Experience - Season 13

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

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  • Streamliners: America's Lost Trains
    4/30/01
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    Chronicle of the short epoch when sleek passenger trains dominated American transportation.
  • Stephen Foster
    Stephen Foster
    Episode 12
    4/23/01
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    Chronicle of the short life of one of America's first nationally-recognized songwriters.
  • Fatal Flood
    Fatal Flood
    Episode 11
    4/16/01
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    A story of the flooding of the Mississippi River in 1927 and how it exposed social and racial problems beyond the natural disaster itself.
  • Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
    4/2/01
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    False allegations of rape taint the record of justice in Alabama during the early 1930s.
  • Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (Part III)
    Comparison of the Lincolns' marriage and loss of family with the fortunes of the nation during the Civil War.
  • Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (Part II)
    Comparison of the Lincolns' marriage and loss of family with the fortunes of the nation during the Civil War.
  • Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (Part I)
    Comparison of the Lincolns' marriage and loss of family with the fortunes of the nation during the Civil War.
  • Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind
    The story of Marcus Garvey, his ideas for Black re-settlement in Liberia, and his controversial ideas on race relations.
  • The Hurricane of '38
    1/12/01
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    Story of a massive storm that unexpectedly gained strength as it worked its way up the eastern seaboard and the 300 million dollars of damage it caused.
  • Return with Honor
    Return with Honor
    Episode 4
    11/14/00
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    An account of American P.O.W.s in Vietnam and their return to life in the United States.
  • Secrets of a Master Builder
    10/30/00
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    The contributions of James B. Eads in understanding and altering the great Mississippi River during the second half of the 19th century.
  • The Rockefellers (Part II)
    10/23/00
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    Continuation of the biography of one of America's wealthiest and most influential families.
  • The Rockefellers (Part I)
    10/16/00
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    Biography of the family through four generations and their changing ideas on the use of money and power in America.