American Experience - Season 18

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

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  • The Man Behind Hitler
    5/22/06
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    Documentary on Joseph Goebbels and the propaganda behind the success of the Nazi regime - told mainly though his own diaries and speeches.
  • Annie Oakley
    Annie Oakley
    Episode 12
    5/8/06
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    Chronicle of the amazing markswoman, her life, the discovery of her talent, and the promotion of her career.
  • The Alaska Pipeline
    The Alaska Pipeline
    Episode 11
    4/24/06
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    The engineering behind the challenging work of transporting oil during the height of the energy crisis and the subsequent environmental impact of the pipeline.
  • The Boy in the Bubble
    4/10/06
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    Account of David Vetter, a boy with an immune system so compromised that he led a life of isolation in a sealed enclosure.
  • Eugene O'Neill
    Eugene O'Neill
    Episode 9
    3/21/06
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    The life of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed playwrights.
  • Hijacked
    Hijacked
    Episode 8
    2/25/06
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    The motivations of the "Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine" and the airplane hijackings they carried out.
  • Jesse James
    Jesse James
    Episode 7
    2/6/06
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    An examination of the real details of the notorious outlaw and his brother.
  • The Nuremberg Trials
    1/30/06
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    The story of the historic proceedings that put Nazi war criminals on trial and the legal approach of the prosecutor.
  • John and Abigail Adams
    1/23/06
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    A chronicle of the lives of the couple and their mutual regard for each other's abilities and intelligence.
  • Las Vegas: An Unconventional History (Part II)
    The story of the circumstances that led to the founding of what would become a huge tourist destination in the desert.
  • Las Vegas: An Unconventional History (Part I)
    The story of the circumstances that led to the founding of what would become a huge tourist destination in the desert.
  • Race to the Moon
    Race to the Moon
    Episode 2
    10/31/05
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    The Apollo 8 mission to orbit the moon and the men and women behind the effort.
  • Two Days in October
    10/17/05
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    Discord in two different places - a withering ambush of US troops by the Viet Cong 40 miles west of Saigon and a student protest that turns violent at the University of Wisconsin.