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The Roosevelts

Get Action (1858-1901)

Examine the early lives of Theodore Roosevelt and his younger cousin, Franklin.

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Get Action (1858-1901)

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Prohibition

A Nation of Drunkards

PROHIBITION tells the story of the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.

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A Nation of Drunkards

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The Congress

The Congress

The U.S. Congress is one of the country's most important and misunderstood institutions.

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The Congress

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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Part 1

Follow Jack Johnson's remarkable journey from his humble beginnings to entering the ring.

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The War

A Necessary War

The lives of Americans are changed forever on Dec. 7, 1941.

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A Necessary War

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Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

Five teenagers from Harlem are wrongfully convicted of a brutal crime in 1989

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The Central Park Five

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Baseball

Our Game

Inning One: Our Game looks at the origins of baseball in the 1840s and up to 1900.

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Baseball

Our Game

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Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Trace the bridge's transformation from a feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol.

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Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

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The Civil War

1861: "The Cause"

Find out what caused the war, examining slavery and questions of union and states’ rights.

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1861: "The Cause"

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Country Music

“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)

So-called “hillbilly music” reaches new listeners and launches its first stars’ careers.

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“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)

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Empire of the Air

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

Against the backdrop of radio’s Golden Age, Empire of the Air tells the history of radio.

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Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Part 1

This two-part documentary explores the life of one of America's greatest architects.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Part 1

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson: Part I

Watch Part I of JACKIE ROBINSON, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon.

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Jackie Robinson: Part I

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Jazz

Gumbo

JAZZ begins in New Orleans, nineteenth century America's most cosmopolitan city.

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Jazz

Gumbo

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Lewis & Clark

Episode 1

America's greatest story of adventure, the Corps of Discovery, was led by Lewis and Clark

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Lewis & Clark

Episode 1

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The National Parks

The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

Investigate the efforts of Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and others to protect the land.

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The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

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Mark Twain

Episode One

Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life.

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Mark Twain

Episode One

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Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Revolution

Together Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought for women everywhere. Part 1.

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Revolution

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The Shakers

The Shakers

THE SHAKERS is a portrait of this particularly American movement.

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The Shakers

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The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge

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The Statue of Liberty

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The Address

The Address

THE ADDRESS, tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School.

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The Address

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The Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science

Take a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare.

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The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science

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The Vietnam War

Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided.

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Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

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Thomas Jefferson

Part 1

Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of our enigmatic and brilliant third president.

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Thomas Jefferson

Part 1

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Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton

The bittersweet story of an extraordinary American artist.

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Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton

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Horatio's Drive

Horatio's Drive

Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson became the first person to drive across the continent.

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Horatio's Drive

Horatio's Drive

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Huey Long

Huey Long

Louisiana's Huey Long rose to Governor and Senator on a platform of social reform.

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Huey Long

Huey Long

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Seeing, Searching, Being: William Segal

Seeing, Searching, Being - William Segal

Explore the life of William Segal, a philosopher, publisher, writer and painter.

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Seeing, Searching, Being - William Segal