Television's most-watched history series, American Experience has been hailed as "peerless" (Wall Street Journal), "the most consistently enriching program on television" (Chicago Tribune), and "a beacon of intelligence and purpose" (Houston Chronicle). Discover the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present.
American Experience: "Edison"
The holder of 1,093 patents, Thomas Alva Edison was nearly synonymous with invention. Driven, intensely competitive and never more at home than he was at work, Edison would be remembered as the genius who created the modern world.
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Examine the life of the man who would be remembered as the genius who created the modern world.
Investigate the reasons North Carolina became home to the largest Klan organization in the country.
Ripley: Believe It or Not!
Witness the emergence of LeRoy Robert Ripley's razzle-dazzle entertainment empire and meet the man at the center of it all.
Cold War Roadshow
Revisit Nikita Khrushchev’s historic 1959 visit to America at the height of the Cold War.
The Big Burn
Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.
Originally aired in March 2011. Rebroadcast in June 2014
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