American Experience - Season 19

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  • The Mormons
    The Mormons
    Episode 04.30.07
    4/30/07
    0.0
    The history, richness, complexities, and controversies of the Mormon faith. A special co-production with Frontline. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership, now at over 12 million and growing, sweeps the globe. But from the moment of its founding in 1830, the church has been controversial. Within a month, it had 40 converts and almost as many enemies. In the early years, Mormons were hated, ridiculed, persecuted and feared. Yet in the past several decades, the Mormon church has transformed itself from a fringe sect into a thriving religion that embraces mainstream American values; its members include prominent and powerful politicians, university presidents and corporate leaders.moreless
  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    Episode 15
    5/14/07
    8.5
    A profile of the aristocratic founding father, his efforts to bring federal economic reforms to the fledgling country, and how his aloof personality led to opposition and tragedy.
  • The Mormons (Part II)
    5/1/07
    7.1
    A story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - its beginnings in 1830, the migration of its persecuted members, and its role and influence in the modern world.
  • The Mormons (Part I)
    4/30/07
    8.1
    A story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - its beginnings in 1830, the migration of its persecuted members, and its role and influence in the modern world.
  • Summer of Love
    Summer of Love
    Episode 12
    4/23/07
    6.1
    A chronicle of Haight Ashbury in the summer of 1967 and the peak of American youth counterculture.
  • Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
    The details behind the beginnings and end of Peoples Temple headed by Jim Jones, including the tragic suicides of many of its members in the jungles of Guyana.
  • Sister Aimee
    Sister Aimee
    Episode 10
    4/2/07
    8.5
    The story of the career of the extremely influential evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson.
  • New Orleans
    New Orleans
    Episode 9
    2/12/07
    9.0
    The historical, social, and geographic factors that shaped one of America's most uniquely individual cities.
  • The Living Weapon
    The Living Weapon
    Episode 8
    2/5/07
    8.4
    The history and ramifications of biological weapons and the stand the United States took in ending further research.
  • The Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift
    Episode 7
    1/29/07
    8.9
    American and British airmen aid the people of West Berlin after the Soviet blockade of 1948.
  • The Gold Rush
    The Gold Rush
    Episode 6
    11/6/06
    7.1
    The story of gold fever in California and the migration, immigration, and economy that remained after the riches were gone.
  • The Great Fever
    The Great Fever
    Episode 5
    10/30/06
    9.5
    Walter Reed travels to Cuba to investigate the radical theory that mosquitoes spread deadly Yellow Fever.
  • Test Tube Babies
    Test Tube Babies
    Episode 4
    10/23/06
    7.3
    Science enables advances in reproduction and the establishment of a new medical industry, but often not one as successful as people imagine.
  • Eyes on the Prize (Parts V & VI): Is this America?, Bridge to Freedom
    American Experience re-broadcast of the 1987 documentary on civil rights by Blackside, Inc.
  • Eyes on the Prize (Parts V & VI): Is this America?, Bridge to Freedom
    American Experience re-broadcast of the 1987 documentary on civil rights by Blackside, Inc.
  • Eyes on the Prize (Parts III & IV): Ain't Scared of Your Jails, No Easy Walk
    American Experience re-broadcast of the 1987 documentary on civil rights by Blackside, Inc.
  • Eyes on the Prize (Parts III & IV): Ain't Scared of Your Jails, No Easy Walk
    American Experience re-broadcast of the 1987 documentary on civil rights by Blackside, Inc.
  • Eyes on the Prize (Parts I & II): Awakenings, Fighting Back
    American Experience re-broadcast of the 1987 documentary on civil rights by Blackside, Inc.
  • Eyes on the Prize (Parts I & II): Awakenings, Fighting Back
    American Experience re-broadcast of the 1987 documentary on civil rights by Blackside, Inc.