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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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When forensic chemistry became a formidable science. Premiering January 7, 2014 at 8/7c.
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.
Before that moment, beyond the glamour, behind the charm lies the true story of JFK.
Airing October 29, 9/8c. The most famous invasion that never happened.
On October 4, 1988. PBS broadcast The American Experience’s first documentary.
Executive Producer Mark Samels on what is coming up on American Experience this fall.