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Riveted: The History of Jeans

Riveted: The History of Jeans reveals the fascinating and surprising story of the iconic American garment. They’re more than just a pair of pants — America’s tangled past is woven deeply into the indigo fabric. From its roots in slavery to the Wild West, youth culture, hippies, high fashion and hip-hop, jeans are the fabric on which the history of American ideology and politics are writ large.
Season 34 Episode 1 Length 52:39 Premiere: 2/7/22

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Season 34 Episodes

Plague at the Golden Gate

S34 E4 Length 1:52:39 Premiere Date 5/24/22

Flood in the Desert

S34 E3 Length 52:45 Premiere Date 5/3/22

The American Diplomat

S34 E2 Length 52:43 Premiere Date 2/15/22

Riveted: The History of Jeans

S34 E1 Length 52:39 Premiere Date 2/7/22

Specials

Plague at the Golden Gate (Chinese)

Length 1:53:20 Premiere Date 5/24/22

Plague at the Golden gate (español)

Length 1:52:39 Premiere Date 5/24/22

Flood in the Desert (español)

Length 52:45 Premiere Date 5/3/22

Zoot Suit Riots (español)

Length 51:32 Premiere Date 3/29/22

The American Diplomat (español)

Length 52:43 Premiere Date 2/15/22

Riveted: The History of Jeans (español)

Length 52:39 Premiere Date 2/7/22

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

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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