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American Experience

Season 22 2009
TV-PG

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  • 2009-11-03T02:00:00Z on PBS
  • 55 mins
  • 9 hours, 3 mins (8 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, History
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13 episodes

22x01 Civilian Conservation Corps

  • Season Premiere

    2009-11-03T02:00:00Z — 52 mins

FDR establishes a back-to-work program that generates employment and addresses some of the nation's environmental needs during the Great Depression.

22x02 Wyatt Earp

  • 2010-01-26T02:00:00Z — 52 mins

The complex life of a man who has come to represent western justice but had many connections to lawlessness.

22x03 The Bombing of Germany

  • 2010-02-09T02:00:00Z — 51 mins

This film examines the defining moments of the offensive that led the U.S. across a moral divide. Weaving interviews with WWII pilots and historians with stunning archival footage of the bombing and its aftermath, the program is a haunting reminder of the dilemma imposed by war’s civilian casualties.

22x04 Dolley Madison

  • 2010-03-02T02:00:00Z — 84 mins

Tony Award-winner Eve Best stars as Dolley Madison, America’s “first First Lady”; Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays is James Madison.

22x05 Earth Days

  • 2010-04-20T01:00:00Z — 113 mins

Director Robert Stone traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s.

22x06 My Lai

  • 2010-04-27T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Examines one of the darkest chapters of the Vietnam War: the 1968 My Lai massacre, its cover-up and the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities.

22x07 Roads to Memphis

  • 2010-05-04T01:00:00Z — 81 mins

A treatment of the assassination of Martin Luther King by James Earl Ray from the perspective of the actual lives of the two men.

The story of the American whaling industry and its role in the development of the ocean-going capacites of the 19th century United States.

22x09 Joseph McCarthy

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The rise and fall of the controversial anti-communist Senator from Wisconsin.

22x10

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22x11

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22x12

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22x13

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