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McCarthy

McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator whose zealous anti-communist crusade would test the limits of American decency and democracy.
Season 32 Episode 1 Length 1:52:52 Premiere: 1.6.20

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Season 32 Episodes

Part 2 | The Vote | American Experience

S32 E10 Length 1:52:58 Premiere Date 7.6.20

Part 1 | The Vote | American Experience

S32 E9 Length 1:52:53 Premiere Date 7.6.20

Mr. Tornado

S32 E8 Length 52:50 Premiere Date 5.19.20

George W. Bush, Part 2

S32 E5 Length 1:53:20 Premiere Date 5.5.20

George W. Bush, Part 1

S32 E4 Length 1:52:03 Premiere Date 5.4.20

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

S32 E3 Length 52:27 Premiere Date 4.21.20

The Poison Squad

S32 E2 Length 1:51:03 Premiere Date 1.28.20

McCarthy

S32 E1 Length 1:52:52 Premiere Date 1.6.20

Teaser | McCarthy | American Experience

Preview Length 01:48 Premiere Date 1.6.20

Trailer | McCarthy | American Experience

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1.6.20

Joseph McCarthy: Senator of Anti-Communism

Clip Length 01:06 Premiere Date 1.6.20

Roy Cohn: Chief Counsel for McCarthy

Clip Length 01:05 Premiere Date 1.6.20

Margaret Chase Smith

Clip Length 01:17 Premiere Date 1.6.20

Langston Hughes on Trial

Clip Length 04:39 Premiere Date 1.6.20

Chapter 1 | McCarthy

Clip Length 08:50 Premiere Date 1.6.20

McCarthyism: Anatomy of an Investigation

Clip Length 05:50 Premiere Date 1.6.20

Mississippi Justice

Clip Length 13:49 Premiere Date 10.14.20

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

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Roberto Clemente (español)

Length 52:21 Premiere Date 1.25.22

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

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Grand Central: Breaking Ground

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The Design of Grand Central

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