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American Experience

Season 5 1992 - 1993
TV-PG

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  • 1992-09-21T01:00:00Z on PBS
  • 55 mins
  • 13 hours, 45 mins (15 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, History
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15 episodes

5x01 The Kennedys (1)

  • Season Premiere

    1992-09-21T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

The life of Kennedy patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy is the subject of this episode.

5x02 The Kennedys (2)

  • 1992-09-22T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

For the three Kennedy sons (John, Robert, Ted) it was the story of triumph followed by tragedy. Their political careers from 1961-80 are detailed in this episode.

5x03 The Donner Party

  • 1992-10-29T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Tragic tale of families attempting a short-cut passage to California in the 1840s, with narration of their life-and-death struggle taken from their own journals.

They were African-American soldiers. They were inducted into a rigidly segregated army. They trained in white America. Their commanders never intended to send them into battle, and yet African-American soldiers fought through six European countries into the heart of the most violently racist empire the world has ever known. The victims of nazi terror would never forget them.

The life and achievements of Washington - as a British colonist, American general, and first President of the United States.

5x06 Last Stand at Little Big Horn

  • 1992-11-26T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The historic battle discussed from the perspective of both sides that participated in the conflict.

5x07 If You Knew Sousa

  • 1993-01-12T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The story of "march king" John Philip Sousa and the connections between his music and the mood of the nation during his time.

5x08 Simple Justice

  • 1993-01-19T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Growing resistance to segregation, the Supreme Court decision to end it, and the life of Thurgood Marshall.

The short but notable career of the coach and his team with stories from some of those who remember him.

5x10 Sit Down and Fight

  • 1993-02-02T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The story of Walter Reuther and the struggle to unionize the automobile workers of the US in the 1930s.

5x11 Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

  • 1993-02-16T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides - especially DDT - sparked a revolution in environmental policy and created a new ecological consciousness.

5x12 Goin' Back to T-Town

  • 1993-03-02T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

A profile of the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma - once a flourishing but segregated community.

5x13 Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

  • 1993-02-16T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides - especially DDT - sparked a revolution in environmental policy and created a new ecological consciousness.

5x14 French Dance Tonight

  • 1993-02-16T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The distinctive music of Louisiana including Cajun and Zydeco performances.

5x15 Goin' Back to T-Town

  • 1993-03-02T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

A profile of the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma - once a flourishing but segregated community.

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