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American Experience

Description

This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen Kane' when it was released, and the Battle of the Bulge. In addition, its Scottsboro Boys film won an Emmy, and seven entries (including the Scottsboro and Kane films) earned Oscar nominations.

Upcoming Episodes

  • The Great War Part II

    Part 2 of 3. America's entry into World War I is recalled, including the breathtaking speed of mobilisation and the profound transformations required for America to play a central role in the conflict. (120 minutes)

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    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.
  • Part 1 of 3. A history of World War I. President Woodrow Wilson vowed to keep the U.S. out of the war after hostilities erupted in Europe in August 1914, and it was a promise he kept until 1917, when the Germans resumed "unrestricted submarine warfare"- a policy it had started and then stopped in 1915-and began sinking U.S. ships. An intercepted telegram also showed Germany trying to convince Japan and Mexico to declare war on America. It was then that he asked Congress for a declaration of war. (120 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.
  • The Great War Part III

    Conclusion. The fall of 1918 is recalled, including a major American offensive that Gen. Pershing thought could bring a swift end to the war; a lost U.S. battalion that was surrounded by German forces; and, on the homefront, a deadly flu epidemic. (120 minutes)

    ScheduleChannelAudioHD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.

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