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The Poison Squad

The Poison Squad

In 1901, government chemist Harvey Wiley set out to prove that Americans were being harmed by chemicals in food. Wiley organized volunteers for human trials to test the effects of chemical food preservatives.
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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

Trailer | The Poison Squad | American Experience

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1/28/20

Dr. Harvey Wiley: Father of Pure Food

Clip Length 01:04 Premiere Date 1/6/20

Chapter 1 | The Poison Squad

Preview Length 08:56 Premiere Date 1/28/20

The Poison Squad

Clip Length 01:13 Premiere Date 1/28/20

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

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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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