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American Experience

Season 20 2008
TV-PG

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  • 2008-01-15T02:00:00Z on PBS
  • 55 mins
  • 12 hours, 45 mins (14 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, History
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14 episodes

20x01 Oswald's Ghost

  • Season Premiere

    2008-01-15T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

A re-examination of the JFK assassination and the subsequent investigations that led to a mistrust of the government's explanations of the act.

20x02 The Lobotomist

  • 2008-01-22T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

A look at the controversial work of Walter Freeman, a neurosurgeon who sought to alleviate severe mental disorder by permanently disabling the brain's frontal lobes.

Special Sunday re-broadcasts of Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads, a 1990 sequel to the original series produced by Blackside, Inc.

20x04 Grand Central

  • 2008-02-05T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

The story of the origins of New York's re-imagined Grand Central Station in the early 20th century, proclaimed in its time as the most majestic and advanced train terminal of all.

Special Sunday re-broadcasts of Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads, a 1990 sequel to the original series produced by Blackside, Inc.

Special Sunday re-broadcasts of Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads, a 1990 sequel to the original series produced by Blackside, Inc.

20x07 Kit Carson

  • 2008-02-19T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The true story behind the mountain man whose unique abilities were critical to America's westward expansion.

Special Sunday re-broadcasts of Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads, a 1990 sequel to the original series produced by Blackside, Inc.

20x09 Buffalo Bill

  • 2008-02-26T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The varied career of William Cody - from western legend to even greater fame in preserving the culture and mystique of the lifestyle through his "Wild West" shows.

20x10 Minik: The Lost Eskimo

  • 2008-04-01T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

A documentary of a young Greenland Inuit who experiences New York City at the end of the 19th century.

20x11 Walt Whitman

  • 2008-04-15T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

A chronicle of the poetry of Whitman through the lens of his personality and background - with a discussion of both the literary praise and criticism of his work.

20x12 Roberto Clemente

  • 2008-04-22T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

An examination of the athletic career and humanitarian interests of the acknowledged baseball star of the late 60s and earliest 70s.

20x13 George H.W. Bush (1)

  • 2008-05-06T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

A detailed chronicle of the Bush family and the life of the 41st President of the United States - from World War II to the Gulf War and beyond.

20x14 George H.W. Bush (2)

  • 2008-05-07T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

A detailed chronicle of the Bush family and the life of the 41st President of the United States - from World War II to the Gulf War and beyond.

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