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How Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an anxious nation
The story behind the world's largest sculpture and the shrine of democracy.
He rose from obscurity to become the 20th century's most influential American innovator.
John D. Rockefeller was the world's first billionaire and the most hated man in America.
Annie Oakley won fame and fortune as the little lady who never missed a shot.
A product of the American Civil War, James was less heroic than brutal.
A fascinating look at the myth and the man behind it.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
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Chapter 1 of Part 2 of JFK - Ask not what your country can do for you...
Watch the exclusive 30-minute sneak peek of "JFK," premiering on PBS Nov 11&12 at 9/8c.
The first chapter in Part 1 of the American Experience biography "JFK" - special exemption
In Oct. 1938, a panicked radio announcer reported that Martians had landed in New Jersey.
Letters from a library archive come alive in the American Experience documentary.
Americans were living in fear during the height of the Great Depression.
"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German."
Actors, antique radios, and the greatest prank of all times.
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Premiering February 4, 2014 at 9/8c on PBS. Former Amish choose their freedom over family.
Premieres February 4, 2014 at 9/8c. Seven former Amish on their own for the first time.
Premiering January 14, 2014. The year America came apart... and was reborn.
When forensic chemistry became a formidable science. Premiering January 7, 2014 at 8/7c.
Executive Producer Mark Samels discusses new films coming in January 2014.
The Gettysburg Address, 150 years later - of the people, by the people, for the people.
Premiering Nov 11 & 12, 9/8c. The biography of one of America's most beloved leaders.
Premieres Monday and Tuesday, November 11-12, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.
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