American Experience - Season 5

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

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  • The Kennedys
    The Kennedys
    Episode 05.14.09
    1/20/92
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    A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy. From Joseph Kennedy's rise on Wall Street, through John, Robert and Edward's successes and scandals, the family has left a storied political legacy.
  • Goin' Back to T-Town
    3/1/93
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    A profile of the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma - once a flourishing but segregated community.
  • French Dance Tonight
    2/22/93
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    The distinctive music of Louisiana including Cajun and Zydeco performances.
  • Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
    2/15/93
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    The career of the scientist and popular writer concerned with the oceans and the environment.
  • Knute Rockne and his Fighting Irish
    2/8/93
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    The short but notable career of the coach and his team with stories from some of those who remember him.
  • Sit Down and Fight
    Sit Down and Fight
    Episode 11
    2/1/93
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    The story of Walter Reuther and the struggle to unionize the automobile workers of the US in the 1930s.
  • Simple Justice
    Simple Justice
    Episode 10
    1/18/93
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    Growing resistance to segregation, the Supreme Court decision to end it, and Thurgood Marshall's role in arguing the case of Brown v. The Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas.
  • If You Knew Sousa
    If You Knew Sousa
    Episode 9
    1/11/93
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    The story of "march king" John Philip Sousa and the connections between his music and the mood of the nation during his time.
  • Ishi: The Last Yahi Indian
    12/2/92
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    The last member of a diminished Native American tribe from California makes himself known at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • The Last Stand at Little Big Horn
    11/25/92
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    The historic battle discussed from the perspective of both sides that participated in the conflict.
  • George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King
    The life and achievements of Washington - as a British colonist, American general, and first President of the United States.
  • Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II
    The role of African-American servicemen during World War II, a time when discrimination and segregation were very much in effect.
  • The Johnstown Flood
    11/4/92
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    Documentary of the 1889 disaster caused by a broken dam.
  • The Donner Party
    The Donner Party
    Episode 3
    10/28/92
    7.3
    Tragic tale of families attempting a short-cut passage to California in the 1840s, with narration of their life-and-death struggle taken from their own journals.
  • The Kennedys (Part II): The Sons, 1961-1980
    The story of the family, from patriarch Joseph to the sons he placed so much hope upon.
  • The Kennedys (Part I): The Father, 1900-1961
    The story of the family, from patriarch Joseph to the sons he placed so much hope upon.