American Experience - Season 17

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

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Episode Guide

  • The Massie Affair
    The Massie Affair
    Episode 12
    7/4/05
    0.0
    Racial anger erupts in Hawaii after five non-White men are wrongly accused of raping a Navy wife in the early 1930s.
  • Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
    5/30/05
    0.0
    The kidnapping of the heiress and her later sympathies to the cause of her captors.
  • The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
    The genesis of one of America's most influential performing families and the struggles to keep the group together in the face of personal problems.
  • Victory in the Pacific
    5/9/05
    8.4
    How the end of World War II in the Pacific Theater affected Americans and Japanese.
  • The Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon
    Episode 8
    4/25/05
    0.0
    Events surrounding the loss of the South Vietnamese city and the struggle of those who lived there.
  • The Great Transatlantic Cable
    4/11/05
    8.1
    America lays a telegraph cable across the Atlantic and enables almost-instant communication with Europe for the first time in history.
  • Mary Pickford
    Mary Pickford
    Episode 6
    4/4/05
    0.0
    The life and career of one of the first "superstars" of the American screen.
  • Kinsey
    Kinsey
    Episode 5
    2/14/05
    0.0
    The startling and controversial findings of a biologist who sought to understand the range of human sexual relations.
  • Building the Alaskan Highway
    2/7/05
    8.3
    Worries over a possible Japanese invasion of Alaska prompt the construction of a road to connect the territory to the 48 states.
  • Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro
    Episode 3
    1/31/05
    7.0
    The rise of communist rule in Cuba and Castro's long era of leadership.
  • The Fight
    The Fight
    Episode 2
    1/24/05
    0.0
    The 1938 fight between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and the political and social ideologies the world thought were represented by the boxers.
  • RFK
    RFK
    Episode 1
    10/4/04
    0.0
    Robert Kennedy's career in public service, his work in his brother's administration, and his presidential aspirations at the time of his assassination.