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American Oz

Explore the life and times of author L. Frank Baum, the creator of one of the most beloved, enduring and classic American narratives - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum never lost his childlike sense of wonder and eventually crafted his observations into a magical tale of survival, adventure and self-discovery, reinterpreted through the generations in films, books and musicals.
S33 E4 Length 1:52:52 Premiere: 4.19.21

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American Experience

About American Experience

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

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Roberto Clemente - S20 E7

Born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was an exceptional baseball player and humanitarian whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change. He died in a tragic plane crash in 1972.

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Freedom Riders - S23 E11

Civil rights activists rode interstate buses into the segregated Southern United States in 1961.

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Riveted: The History of Jeans

Discover the fascinating story of this iconic American garment. From their roots in slavery to the Wild West, hippies, high fashion and hip-hop, jeans are the fabric on which the history of American ideology and politics are writ large.

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The American Diplomat

The film examines the experience of African American diplomats serving during the Cold War. At the height of the civil rights movement in the U.S., these men and women represented the best of American ideals abroad while facing discrimination at home.

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Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory - S12 E8

Following the Civil War, a group of former slaves from Fisk University traveled throughout the United States and Europe bringing the power of spirituals and religious anthems to new audiences.

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Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation: American Experience - S31 E6

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The Mine Wars - S28 E2

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The Pilgrims - S27 E10

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Goin' Back to T-Town - S5 E12

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American Experience - The Codebreaker - S33 E1

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American OZ - S33 E4

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Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory - S12 E8

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Voice of Freedom - S33 E2

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Season 33 Episodes

Part 2 |Citizen Hearst | American Experience

S33 E44 Length 1:52:04 Premiere Date 9.28.21

Part 1 |Citizen Hearst | American Experience

S33 E43 Length 1:50:14 Premiere Date 9.27.21

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard, Spanish

S33 E42 Length 1:52:49 Premiere Date 3.30.21

The Codebreaker, Spanish

S33 E41 Length 52:51 Premiere Date 1.11.21

Sandra Day O'Connor: The First

S33 E6 Length 1:51:33 Premiere Date 9.13.21

Billy Graham

S33 E5 Length 1:51:41 Premiere Date 5.17.21

American Oz

S33 E4 Length 1:52:52 Premiere Date 4.19.21

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard

S33 E3 Length 1:52:49 Premiere Date 3.30.21

Voice of Freedom

S33 E2 Length 1:40:16 Premiere Date 12.21.21

Goin' Back to T-Town

S33 E2 Length 53:28 Premiere Date 2.8.21

The Codebreaker

S33 E1 Length 52:49 Premiere Date 12.28.21

Extended Trailer | American Oz

Preview Length 01:50 Premiere Date 4.19.21

L. Frank Baum

Clip Length 01:15 Premiere Date 4.19.21

Trailer | American Oz

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 4.19.21

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Clip Length 01:15 Premiere Date 4.19.21

Chapter 1 | American Oz

Clip Length 09:40 Premiere Date 4.19.21

Last Days in Afghanistan

Clip Length 10:26 Premiere Date 8.21.21

The 1930s Series Preview

Preview Length 01:02 Premiere Date 8.20.09

Author Interview: Neil Maher

Clip Length 07:00 Premiere Date 9.24.09

Interview Dr. Alfred Crosby

Clip Length 06:07 Premiere Date 12.21.09

Interview Dr. Shirley Fannin

Clip Length 09:22 Premiere Date 12.21.09

Government Film: Combat America

Clip Length 08:21 Premiere Date 1.12.10

Government Film: Memphis Belle

Clip Length 10:06 Premiere Date 1.12.10

Soylent Green Trailer

Clip Length 03:28 Premiere Date 2.15.10

Specials

FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech

Length 01:10 Premiere Date 12.6.16

Olympian Profile: Andrew Campbell

Length 03:06 Premiere Date 8.2.16

Olympian Profile: Katelin Snyder

Length 02:53 Premiere Date 8.2.16

Radio Coverage of the 1936 Olympics

Length 05:28 Premiere Date 8.2.16

Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

Length 03:25 Premiere Date 7.18.16

Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies

Length 03:23 Premiere Date 7.11.16

Grand Central: Crisis Leads to Opportunity

Length 02:19 Premiere Date 2.4.08

Grand Central: Breaking Ground

Length 01:51 Premiere Date 2.4.08

The Design of Grand Central

Length 01:07 Premiere Date 2.4.08

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