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American Experience

American Experience

``American Experience'' combines dramatic re-enactments with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at the personalities, events and resources that have had a profound impact on the shaping of America's past and present. Many of the program's documentaries have received major honors in the broadcasting community, including Emmy, Peabodys and duPont-Columbia University awards.

Premiere:
Oct 04, 1988
Original Network:
PBS
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George H.W. Bush

(First Aired: May. 5, 2008)
President George H.W. Bush's childhood, early career in Texas and rise in the Republican Party; President Bush's role in the first Gulf War, through the final days of his presidency.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 1:30AM-4:30AM
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LBJ: Beautiful Texas/My Fellow Americans

(First Aired: Feb. 18, 1998)
A profile of Lyndon B. Johnson examines his early years in Texas politics, early presidency, and war against poverty and discrimination.
  • Fri 8/26
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
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  • Sat 8/27
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
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LBJ: We Shall Overcome/The Last Believer

(First Aired: Feb. 18, 1998)
A profile of Lyndon B. Johnson examines his plans for a ``Great Society'' and his plummeting popularity in the Vietnam years.
  • Sat 8/27
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • 132
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Nixon

(First Aired: Jan. 8, 1996)
Richard Nixon's political career includes his rise from congressman to president, foreign policy innovations and disgrace.
  • Sun 8/28
  • 7:00PM-10:00PM
  • 132
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  • Mon 8/29
  • 12:00AM-3:00AM
  • 132
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  • 8:00AM-11:00AM
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  • 2:00PM-5:00PM
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Jimmy Carter

(First Aired: Feb. 21, 2011)
The failings of President Jimmy Carter's political leadership; Camp David Accords established a framework for peace in the Middle East.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • 132
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Walt Disney

S27, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 14, 2015)
The life and legacy of filmmaker and animator Walt Disney, from his creation of Mickey Mouse through the making of ``Snow White,'' the first full-length animated film.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 9:00PM-11:00PM
  • 13
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Jimmy Carter

(First Aired: Feb. 21, 2011)
The failings of President Jimmy Carter's political leadership; Camp David Accords established a framework for peace in the Middle East.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • 132
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  • 8:00AM-10:00AM
  • 132
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Walt Disney

S27, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 15, 2015)
Walt Disney's life and legacy, from ``Cinderella'' to ``Mary Poppins'' and his vision and realization of Disneyland.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 9:00PM-11:00PM
  • 13
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  • 713
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Reagan: Lifeguard

(First Aired: Feb. 23, 1998)
How Ronald Reagan's opponents underestimated him as he made the transition from acting to public office.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • 132
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  • Thu 9/1
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • 132
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Walt Disney

S27, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 14, 2015)
The life and legacy of filmmaker and animator Walt Disney, from his creation of Mickey Mouse through the making of ``Snow White,'' the first full-length animated film.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 1:30AM-3:30AM
  • 13
  • WNET
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  • 713
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Walt Disney

S27, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 15, 2015)
Walt Disney's life and legacy, from ``Cinderella'' to ``Mary Poppins'' and his vision and realization of Disneyland.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 3:30AM-5:30AM
  • 13
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  • 713
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Reagan: Lifeguard

(First Aired: Feb. 23, 1998)
How Ronald Reagan's opponents underestimated him as he made the transition from acting to public office.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 8:00AM-10:00AM
  • 132
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  • 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • 132
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Reagan: An American Crusade

(First Aired: Feb. 24, 1998)
Actor Ronald Reagan turns to politics, gaining popularity and stirring controversy as president.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • 132
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  • Fri 9/2
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • 132
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  • 8:00AM-10:00AM
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George H.W. Bush

(First Aired: May. 5, 2008)
President George H.W. Bush's childhood, early career in Texas and rise in the Republican Party; President Bush's role in the first Gulf War, through the final days of his presidency.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 7:00PM-10:00PM
  • 132
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  • Sat 9/3
  • 12:00AM-3:00AM
  • 132
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  • 8:00AM-11:00AM
  • 132
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  • 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • 132
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The Mine Wars

S27, E06  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 2016)
In the spring of 1901, efforts by West Virginia coal miners to join a union leads to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • 132
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  • Tue 9/6
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • 132
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  • 8:00AM-10:00AM
  • 132
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