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Explore the events that propelled a group of men and women across the Atlantic in 1620.
The story of William Morgan, who went to Cuba and fought for Democracy.
How Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an anxious nation
Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977.
In the summer of 1910, the largest fire in American history raged in the Northern Rockies.
By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous men in the world.
The most progressive state in the South earned a new nickname in the 1960s: Klansville USA
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The realities of company-built towns for West Virginia miners.
"There were more black miners in West Virginia than anywhere else in the nation."
The longtime governor of Plymouth Colony, William Bradford wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation"
Mayflower passenger John Howland almost didn't make it to the New World. Premieres 11/24.
Watch the first chapter from "The Pilgrims" premiering November 24 at 8/7c on PBS.
The first Thanksgiving wasn't the same holiday we celebrate today. Premieres 11/24 on PBS
In 1958, William Morgan fell in love with activist Olga Rodriguez. Premieres Nov. 2015.
Silent home movie clip of William Morgan as a teen.
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Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in U.S. history-Bonnie and Clyde.
The story of small people going up against very big forces for a better nation. Jan 12 9pm
Executive Producer Mark Samels on what's coming to American Experience this January.
In the early 1600s, a group of religious radicals left for the New World. Premieres 11/24
The challenges the Pilgrims faced still resonate centuries later. Premieres 11/24 on PBS.
The forgotten story of an American during the Cuban Revolution. Premieres 11/17 on PBS.
Walt Disney premieres September 14 & 15, 2015 9/8c. on PBS American Experience.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of Walt Disney. Premieres 9/14 & 9/15 on PBS.