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American Experience, 3, Flood in the Desert
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in American Experience, 3 (Public Broadcasting Service), 53 mins
Explore the 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, the second deadliest disaster in California history. A colossal engineering and human failure, the dam was built by William Mulholland, a self-taught engineer who ensured the growth of Los Angeles by bringing the city water via aqueduct. The catastrophe killed more...
in American Experience, 3 (Public Broadcasting Service), 53 mins
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American Experience, 4, Plague at the Golden Gate
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in American Experience, 4 (Public Broadcasting Service), 1 hour 53 mins
Discover how the 1900 outbreak of bubonic plague set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco. A fascinating medical mystery and timely examination of the relationship between the medical community, city powerbrokers and the Chinese-American community, Plague at the Golden Gate tells the gripping story o...
in American Experience, 4 (Public Broadcasting Service), 1 hour 53 mins
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American Experience, America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference
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directed by Martin Ostrow, fl. 1973; produced by Martin Ostrow, fl. 1973, Fine Cut Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1994), 1 hour 23 mins
In 1937, 17-year-old Kurt Klein emigrated to the U.S. to escape the growing discrimination against Jews following Hitler's rise in 1933 and then worked to get his parents out of Germany. The film uses the tale of Klein's struggles against a wall of bureaucracy to explore the complex social and political factors th...
directed by Martin Ostrow, fl. 1973; produced by Martin Ostrow, fl. 1973, Fine Cut Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1994), 1 hour 23 mins
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American Experience, New York Underground
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written by Elena Mannes, fl. 2002; produced by Libby Kreutz and Elena Mannes, fl. 2002, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 53 mins
Ever since its grand opening in 1904, New York City's subway has remained the largest subway system in the world, with more than 700 miles of track and a billion passengers per year.
written by Elena Mannes, fl. 2002; produced by Libby Kreutz and Elena Mannes, fl. 2002, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 53 mins
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American Experience, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
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directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014; produced by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014, WGBH Educational Foundation and Social Media Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 23 mins
In March 1931, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a shocking accusation of gang rape, by nine black teenagers on the train. So began the Scottsboro case, one of the 20th century's fieriest legal battles. The youths' trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War,...
directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014; produced by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014, WGBH Educational Foundation and Social Media Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 23 mins
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American Experience, Remember the Alamo
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directed by Joseph Tovares; produced by Joseph Tovares, La Plaza Films, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 52 mins
In the early 1830s Texas was about to explode. Although under Mexican rule, the region was home to more than 20,000 U.S. settlers agitated by what they saw as restrictive Mexican policies. Mexican officials, concerned with illegal trading and immigration, were prepared to fight hard to keep the province under thei...
directed by Joseph Tovares; produced by Joseph Tovares, La Plaza Films, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 52 mins
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American Experience, Coney Island
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produced by Coney Island Film Project, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 11 mins
Before there was Disneyland, there was Coney Island. By the turn of the century, this tiny piece of New York real estate was internationally famous. On summer Sundays, three great pleasure domes--Steeplechase, Luna Park and Dreamland--competed for the patronage of a half-million people. By day it was the world's m...
produced by Coney Island Film Project, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 11 mins
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American Experience, The Gold Rush
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directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Laura Longsworth and Randall MacLowry, 1963-, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 54 mins
On January 24, 1848, James Marshall found gold near the fork of the American and Sacramento Rivers, and unleashed a massive migration from around the world to what had been a forgotten backwater. With head-spinning speed, these gold-seekers created one of the most extraordinary societies in history -- hard-driving...
directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Laura Longsworth and Randall MacLowry, 1963-, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 54 mins
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American Experience, Geronimo and the Apache Resistance
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 57 mins
For years, Apache tribes had resisted the advance of the pioneers and their threat to the traditional ways of life. But Geronimo fought the longest, becoming one of the most famous, feared and misunderstood Indian warriors in our history. Now at last, descendants of those Apaches who fought so long ago tell their...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 57 mins
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American Experience, Summer of Love
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directed by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010; produced by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love, music, and an alternative lifestyle had descende...
directed by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010; produced by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
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