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American Experience

Description

"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.

Upcoming Episodes

  • The Polio Crusade

    Personal accounts from polio survivors about the disease that paralyzed thousands before Jonas Salk introduces a vaccine to guard against it. (60 minutes)

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  • Test Tube Babies

    The world's first successful in-vitro fertilization takes place in Great Britain, resulting in a live birth on July 25, 1978. (60 minutes)

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  • The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

    Plant breeder Norman Borlaug solves India's famine problem and leads a "Green Revolution" of agriculture programs around the world, saving 1 billion lives and winning a 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. (60 minutes)

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