HISTORY

The Presidents: George H.W. Bush

American Experience

The Presidents: George H.W. Bush

This biography examines the life and career of our 41st president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office with the fall of the Berlin Wall, race riots in LA and the breakup of the Soviet Union.

The Presidents: Reagan

American Experience

The Presidents: Reagan

In 1988, after two terms in office, Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century -- and one of the most controversial. A failed actor, Reagan became a passionate ideologue who preached a simple gospel of lower taxes, less government, and anti-communism.

The Presidents: Jimmy Carter

American Experience

The Presidents: Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter's story is one of the greatest dramas in American politics. In 1980, he was overwhelmingly voted out of office in a humiliating defeat. Over the subsequent two decades, he became one of the most admired statesmen and humanitarians in America and the world. "Jimmy Carter" traces his rapid ascent in politics, dramatic fall from grace and unexpected resurrection

The Presidents: Nixon

American Experience

The Presidents: Nixon

The complex life, political career, presidency, and resignation of Richard Nixon are examined.

JFK: American Experience

JFK: American Experience

A fresh look at JFK, an enigmatic man who has become one of the nation's most beloved and most mourned leaders.

The Eighth of August

Kentucky Life

The Eighth of August

Every year, African-Americans in parts of Western Kentucky and central Tennessee gather to celebrate Emancipation on the Eighth of August, a homecoming tradition begun in 1868.

Boys of ’36: American Experience

Boys of ’36: American Experience

Nine working-class young men from the University of Washington took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Their unexpected victory, against not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast but Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression.

The Nazi Games – Berlin 1936

The Nazi Games – Berlin 1936

Explore how the grand themes and controversial issues from the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin--budget overruns, collusion with authoritarian regimes, and corruption--continue to this day.

Munich ’72 and Beyond

Munich ’72 and Beyond

Eleven Israeli athletes were kidnapped and murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Summer Olympics in 1972. This film chronicles the four-decade struggle to memorialize the victims.

Vintage New Orleans

Antiques Roadshow

Vintage New Orleans

Travel back 15 years to see our take on treasures then and now. Highlights include a New Orleans art pottery jardinière, an 1858 map of lower Mississippi, and a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ball. Which item’s value jumped to $150,000-$200,000?