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American Experience

Season 27

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Season 27

299 :27x01 - Cold War Road Show

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev tours America in 1959.

300 :27x02 - Ripley: Believe It or Not

Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.

Source: PBS

301 :27x03 - Klansville U.S.A.

The rise of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina during the 1960s is recalled. In 1963, Bob Jones Sr. started the state's chapter for the racist organization, and grew its membership to more than 10,000 within three years.

Source: PBS

302 :27x04 - Edison

Edison is an illuminating portrait of the genius who introduced sound recording, motion pictures and electric light into 19th century America and projected it into a new technological age.

303 :27x05 - The Forgotten Plague

The battle against tuberculosis, the deadliest killer in history, is chronicled. Long thought to be hereditary, by the start of the 19th century the illness had killed one in seven of all the people who had lived up until that point.

Source: PBS

304 :27x06 - Last Days in Vietnam

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes took matters into their own hands. Directed and produced by Rory Kennedy.

Source: PBS

305 :27x07 - Blackout

What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?

Source: PBS

306 :27x08 - Walt Disney (1)

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307 :27x09 - Walt Disney (2)

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Classification: Documentary
Genre: History
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 01, 1988
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