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The Big Burn

The Big Burn

The Big Burn

In the summer of 1910, hundreds of wildfires raged across the Northern Rockies. By the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead. It was the largest fire in American history.
S27 E4 Length 52:12 Premiere: 2.3.15

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American Experience

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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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Roads to Memphis - S22 E7

Examine the entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the turbulent forces that led these two men to their violent collision in Memphis in 1968.

  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Goin' Back to T-Town

The program profiles the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma - once a flourishing Black community during the 1920s and 30s despite rampant and hostile segregation.

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Voice of Freedom

The film explores the life story of contralto Marian Anderson, who performed in front of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 after enduring racism and segregation. Anderson was hailed as a voice that "comes around once in a hundred years."

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Roads to Memphis - S22 E7

  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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American Experience - The Codebreaker

  • Friday January 15, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
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Eugenics Crusade: American Experience - S30 E6

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Season 27 Episodes

The Big Burn

S27 E4 Length 52:12 Premiere Date 2.3.15

The Big Burn Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 2.3.15

The Big Burn, Chapter 1

Clip Length 07:59 Premiere Date 2.3.15

Gifford Pinchot's Vision

Clip Length 02:35 Premiere Date 2.3.15

America's Timber

Clip Length 02:58 Premiere Date 2.3.15

Fire as the Enemy

Clip Length 02:54 Premiere Date 2.3.15

"Hire Everybody You Can Find"

Clip Length 01:45 Premiere Date 2.3.15

The Heroes of the Big Burn

Clip Length 02:19 Premiere Date 2.3.15

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

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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