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1964
PBS
1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice…
The Great War: Part 1
PBS
Explore America's tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Ever the idealistic diplomat, Wilson vowed to keep his country out of "the Great War," but by 1916, there was a growing sense that the war was coming closer to home.
Custer's Last Stand
PBS
Follow General George Armstrong Custer from his memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept Plains of the West. On June 26, 1876, Custer, a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage ordered his soldiers…
The Great War: Part 2
PBS
Examine the speed of the U.S. mobilization and the transformations required of America. Wilson hired George Creel to lead an unprecedented pro-war propaganda campaign, but for those who resisted the fervor, the consequences could be severe.
It's a Free Country
Part of the Series: Constitution U.S.A.
PBS
Ask Americans what the Constitution's most important feature is and most will say it's the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Sagal explores the history of the Bill of Rights and addresses several stories…
Panama Canal
PBS
On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers and firsthand…
A More Perfect Union
Part of the Series: Constitution U.S.A.
PBS
Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't; how it unites us as a nation…
Built to Last
Part of the Series: Constitution U.S.A.
PBS
In this last episode, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country's economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted…
The Great War: Part 3
PBS
Chart the ways in which the bloodiest battle in U.S. history, and the ensuing peace, forever changed a nation. African Americans found ways to push for change. Women's suffrage gained converts, and America stepped onto the world stage.
Created Equal
Part of the Series: Constitution U.S.A.
PBS
The high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal" didn't make it into the Constitution in 1787. It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868 made…
The Big Burn
PBS
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…
The Great War - The History of World War I
PBS
Drawing on unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, THE GREAT WAR tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as "doughboys." The series…
3 videos
Constitution U.S.A.
PBS
Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Join Peter Sagal as he hits the road to find out. Traveling across the country by motorcycle, Sagal is in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives,…
4 videos