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The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.
Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century.
- Expires in 8 Days
The story of William Morgan, who went to Cuba and fought for Democracy.
Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.
In the summer of 1910, the largest fire in American history raged in the Northern Rockies.
By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous men in the world.
Shattering the foundations of white supremacy over 10 memorable weeks in 1964.
Captain Kinkela, one of the most decorated women in US military history.
First chapter, “The Battle of Chosin” premieres Nov. 1 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS.
Concern over the spread of Communist aggression
Surrounded, from The Battle of Chosin
Executive Producer Mark Samels previews our fall lineup.
The Evolution of Invention
The first chapter from “Tesla” premiering October 18 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS.
Go behind the scenes for the making of "Tesla."
The Great War” tells the rich and complex story of World War I
A routine check at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas leads to a chilling nightmare.
The story of a pivotal 1950 Korean War battle told through eyewitness accounts.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
H.W. Bush airs on August 18 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience
Reagan airs on August 16 and 17 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Jimmy Carter airs on August 15 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Nixon airs on August 11 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience.