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The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World recounts the story of the man who would not only solve India’s famine problem but would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture programs estimated to have saved one billion lives.
Season 32 Episode 3 Length 52:27 Premiere: 4.21.20

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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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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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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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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

Norman Borlaug

Clip Length 01:04 Premiere Date 4.21.20

Trailer | The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Preview Length 00:29 Premiere Date 4.21.20

Search for high-yield Wheat

Clip Length 01:06 Premiere Date 4.21.20

Chapter 1 | The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Clip Length 10:05 Premiere Date 4.21.20

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

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

Government Film: Target Tokyo

Clip Length 21:45 Premiere Date 3.18.10

Specials

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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