American Experience - Season 22

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

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  • Interview with Linda Edquist
    Interview with Linda Edquist
    Episode 05.18.11
    5/18/11
    0.0
    In her work as a conservation specialist at the National Postal Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Linda Edquist has worked to preserve countless letters and other objects in the museum's enormous collection. How can you use some conservation techniques on your letters at home? Watch Linda demonstrate, in 2001 this video interview.moreless
  • Into the Deep: America, Whaling and the World
    5/10/10
    0.0
    For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy.
  • My Lai
    My Lai
    Episode 04.26.10
    4/26/10
    0.0
    In an exploration of the morality of actions taken in the name of war, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE directs its lens to the 1968 My Lai massacre and asks what drove a company of American soldiers to commit the worst atrocity in American military history?
  • Earth Days
    Earth Days
    Episode 04.19.10
    4/19/10
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    Earth Days traces the origins of the modern environmental movement.
  • Dolley Madison
    Dolley Madison
    Episode 03.01.10
    3/1/10
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    As the wife of the fourth President, James Madison, Dolley Madison played an important part in the political and social experiment that was the early American Republic.
  • The story of the American whaling industry and its role in the development of the ocean-going capacites of the 19th century United States.
  • Roads to Memphis
    Episode 7
    5/3/10
    9.0
    A treatment of the assassination of Martin Luther King by James Earl Ray from the perspective of the actual lives of the two men.
  • My Lai
    Episode 6
    4/26/10
    7.5
    The circumstances surrounding the 1968 atrocities committed against Vietnamese civilians by American soldiers and their effect on the perceptions of the war in Vietnam.
  • Earth Days
    Episode 5
    4/19/10
    0.0
    An account of selected citizens instrumental in shaping the United States' environmental movement in the past fifty years.
  • Dolley Madison
    Episode 4
    3/1/10
    0.0
    A profile of the famous spouse of President James Madison and her role in early American history.
  • The Bombing of Germany
    2/8/10
    6.0
    The highly dangerous flights of the American bombers who, along with the British, flew missions over the industrial cities of Germany during World War II.
  • Wyatt Earp
    Wyatt Earp
    Episode 2
    1/25/10
    0.0
    The complex life of a man who has come to represent western justice but had many connections to lawlessness.
  • 11/2/09
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    One part of a special series of American Experience episodes (promoted as "The 1930s") that re-packages previous broadcasts and adds original programming in order to examine the United States in crisis during the Great Depression. This episode is a new broadcast.

    FDR establishes a back-to-work program that generates employment and addresses some of the nation's environmental needs.moreless
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