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November 19, 2013 to November 26, 2013

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Six-part documentary chronicles the full sweep of African-American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through more than four centuries of remarkable historic events up to the present day.

November 12, 2013 to November 26, 2013

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Six-part documentary chronicles the full sweep of African-American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through more than four centuries of remarkable historic events up to the present day.

November 5, 2013 to November 26, 2013

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Six-part documentary chronicles the full sweep of African-American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through more than four centuries of remarkable historic events up to the present day.

October 29, 2013 to November 26, 2013

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Six-part documentary chronicles the full sweep of African-American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through more than four centuries of remarkable historic events up to the present day.

October 22, 2013 to November 26, 2013

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Six-part documentary chronicles the full sweep of African-American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through more than four centuries of remarkable historic events up to the present day.

October 15, 2013

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

The first documentary to examine the evolution of the heroes who leapt from the pages of comic books over the last 75 years, this three-part miniseries chronicles how disposable diversions that once cost a dime became the foundation for a multi-billion-dollar industry from 1938 to 2010.

October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2013

Latino Americans

The first major television documentary series to chronicle the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the country’s largest minority group.

September 24, 2013 to October 1, 2013

Latino Americans

The first major television documentary series to chronicle the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the country’s largest minority group.

September 17, 2013 to October 1, 2013

Latino Americans

The first major television documentary series to chronicle the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the country’s largest minority group.

August 23, 2013

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

The life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin

June 18, 2013

Henry Ford

A profile of the farm boy who became the 20th century’s most influential American innovator.

May 21, 2013

CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal

Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Join Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! as he hits the road to find out. Traveling across the country by motorcycle, Sagal is in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t… how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.

May 14, 2013

Annie Oakley

The story of the five-foot sharpshooter who never missed a shot.

March 18, 2013

Have You Heard From Johannesburg?

This five-part series chronicles the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring down the brutal, racist system of apartheid in South Africa when their governments would not.

March 15, 2013

Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home

Hear the story of Woodie Guthrie’s creative energy, personal imperfections and family tragedy.

March 12, 2013

The Storm That Swept Mexico

The Storm That Swept Mexico tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910.

March 11, 2013

Have You Heard From Johannesburg?

This five-part series chronicles the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring down the brutal, racist system of apartheid in South Africa when their governments would not.

February 22, 2013

Slavery By Another Name

Documentary explores the little-known story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted well into the 20th century.

January 30, 2013

Freedom Riders

Find inspiration in the story of a courageous band of young civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961.

January 25, 2013 to February 8, 2013

Shakespeare Uncovered

Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

January 8, 2013 to January 22, 2012

The Abolitionists

Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to make a more perfect union.

November 27, 2012

The War of 1812

For two and a half years, Americans fought against the British, Canadian colonists and native nations. The War of 1812 presents the conflict that forged the destiny of a continent.

November 18, 2012 to November 19, 2012

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl, by filmmaker Ken Burns, chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.

October 7, 2012 to November 11, 2012

Broadway: The American Musical

This six-part documentary series chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form.

September 18, 2012

Death and the Civil War

From acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns, Death and the Civil War explores an essential but largely overlooked aspect of the most pivotal event in American history: the transformation of the nation by the death of an estimated 750,000 people – nearly two and a half percent of the population – in four dark and searing years from 1861 to 1865.

August 19, 2012

Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton

Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton, hosted and written by author and journalist Richard Brookhiser, focuses on Hamilton’s character.

August 5, 2012 to August 8, 2012

The War

This seven-part documentary series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explores the history and horror of the Second World War by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary American men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.

July 31, 2012 to August 2, 2012

The War

This seven-part documentary series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explores the history and horror of the Second World War by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary American men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.

July 6, 2012

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

Travel to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing artistic and architectural riches of Islam.