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From the film Freedom Riders: John Lewis on the Spirit of...

From the film Freedom Riders: John Lewis on the Spirit of...

John Lewis speaks about the Freedom Rides' accomplishments.
Clip Season 23 Episode 11 Length 01:53 Premiere: 08/26/08

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The Murder of Emmett Till

Premiered On: 01/20/2003

In 1955, a Black teenager from Chicago was lynched in Mississippi after being accused of offending a white woman.

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George W. Bush - Part One

Premiered On: 05/04/2020

Explore Bush's tumultuous youth and his unorthodox road to the presidency via the contested election of 2000. The new administration's focus on domestic issues is abruptly brought to a halt by the shocking terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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Fatal Flood

Premiered On: 04/16/2001

The raging floodwaters of the Mississippi River in 1927 divided one small town, pitting rich against poor, Black against white and threatened to tear one family apart.

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George W. Bush - Part Two

Premiered On: 05/05/2020

Follow the evolution of Bush's presidency, from 9/11 and the ensuing war in Iraq to his second term challenges, including anthrax scares, threat levels, Hurricane Katrina, and the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression.

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Surviving the Dust Bowl

Premiered On: 11/16/2009

Beginning in 1930 dust storms ravaged America's overplowed southern plains, turning wheat fields into desert. Disease, hardship, and death followed, yet the majority of people stayed on, steadfastly refusing to give up on the land and a way of life.

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The Fight

Premiered On: 10/18/2004

Tells the intertwined stories of boxers Max Schmeling of Germany and Joe Louis of the United States, culminating in what was arguably the most politicized sporting event in history: the 1938 heavyweight championship of the world.

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Season 23 Episodes

Freedom Riders

S23 E11 Length 1:52:28 Premiere Date 02/06/12

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Plague at the Golden Gate (Chinese)

Length 1:53:20 Premiere Date 05/24/22

Plague at the Golden gate (español)

Length 1:52:39 Premiere Date 05/24/22

Flood in the Desert (español)

Length 52:45 Premiere Date 05/03/22

Zoot Suit Riots (español)

Length 51:32 Premiere Date 03/29/22

The American Diplomat (español)

Length 52:43 Premiere Date 02/15/22

Riveted: The History of Jeans (español)

Length 52:39 Premiere Date 02/07/22

Roberto Clemente (español)

Length 52:21 Premiere Date 01/25/22

FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech

Length 01:10 Premiere Date 12/06/16

Olympian Profile: Andrew Campbell

Length 03:06 Premiere Date 08/02/16

Olympian Profile: Katelin Snyder

Length 02:53 Premiere Date 08/02/16

Radio Coverage of the 1936 Olympics

Length 05:28 Premiere Date 08/02/16

Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

Length 03:25 Premiere Date 07/18/16

Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies

Length 03:23 Premiere Date 07/11/16

Grand Central: Crisis Leads to Opportunity

Length 02:19 Premiere Date 02/04/08

Grand Central: Breaking Ground

Length 01:51 Premiere Date 02/04/08

The Design of Grand Central

Length 01:07 Premiere Date 02/04/08

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