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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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The Big Burn

The Big Burn

American Experience

Inspired by Timothy Egan’s bestselling book, The Big Burn reveals how the Great Fire of 1910 swept the Northern Rockies, devouring more than three million acres in just 36 hours. 

Edison

Edison

American Experience

Examine the life of the man who would be remembered as the genius who created the modern world.

Klansville U.S.A.

Klansville U.S.A.

American Experience

Investigate the reasons North Carolina became home to the largest Klan organization in the country.

Ripley: Believe It or Not!

Ripley: Believe It or Not!

American Experience

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

Cold War Roadshow

American Experience

Revisit Nikita Khrushchev’s historic 1959 visit to America at the height of the Cold War.

The Big Burn

The Big Burn

American Experience

Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.

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