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Season 23, Episode 01 God in America: A New Adam (1) & A New Eden (2)

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Oct 12, 2010
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God in America: A New Adam (1) & A New Eden (2) Oct 12, 2010 A New Adam explores the origins of Christian religion in America and examines how the New World changed the faiths that the settlers brought with them. A New Eden explores how an unlikely alliance between evangelical Baptists and enlightenment figures like Thomas Jefferson served as the foundation of American religious liberty.

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Season 23, Episode 02 God in America: A Nation Reborn (3) & A New Light (4)

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Oct 12, 2010
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God in America: A Nation Reborn (3) & A New Light (4) Oct 12, 2010 During the 19th century, the forces of modernity challenged traditional faith and drove a wedge between liberal and conservative believers.

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Season 23, Episode 03 God in America: Soul of a Nation (5) & Of God and Caesar (6)

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Oct 13, 2010
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God in America: Soul of a Nation (5) & Of God and Caesar (6) Oct 13, 2010 Hour five explores the post-World War II era, when rising evangelist Billy Graham tried to inspire a religious revival that fused faith with patriotism in a Cold War battle with Godless Communism.

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Season 23, Episode 04 Robert E. Lee

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Jan 3, 2011
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Robert E. Lee Jan 3, 2011 From PBS and American Experience - Robert E. Lee is celebrated by handsome equestrian statues in countless cities and towns across the American South and by no less than five postage stamps issued by the government he fought against during the four bloodiest years in American history.

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Season 23, Episode 05 Dinosaur Wars

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Jan 17, 2011
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Dinosaur Wars Jan 17, 2011 From PBS and American Experience - In the summer of 1868, paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh boarded a Union Pacific train for a sightseeing excursion through the heart of the newly opened American West. While most passengers simply saw magnificent landscapes, Marsh soon realized he was traveling through the greatest dinosaur burial ground of all time.

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Season 23, Episode 06 Panama Canal

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Jan 24, 2011
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Panama Canal Jan 24, 2011 From PBS and American Experience - On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower.

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Season 23, Episode 07 The Greely Expedition

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Jan 31, 2011
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The Greely Expedition Jan 31, 2011 From PBS and American Experience - Using scientific accounts, diaries, photographs and letters, this film reveals how poor planning, personality clashes, questionable decisions and pure bad luck conspired to turn a noble scientific mission into a human tragedy.

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Season 23, Episode 08 Triangle Fire

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Feb 28, 2011
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Triangle Fire Feb 28, 2011 The 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village resulted in legislation ensuring the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the U.S.

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Season 23, Episode 09 The Great Famine

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Apr 11, 2011
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The Great Famine Apr 11, 2011 The American Experience looks at Hebert Hoover's American Relief Administration and its efforts to distribute food during the Great Russian Famine of 1921.

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Season 23, Episode 10 Stonewall Uprising

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Apr 25, 2011
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Stonewall Uprising Apr 25, 2011 This documentary, part of American Experience (1987) series, examines the events leading up to what is now seen as the defining moment in the establishment of the gay rights movement in the United States: the riot at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in the summer of 1969. At that time, homosexuality was not only illegal, it was classified as mental illness. Bars like Stonewall were controlled by the mob and the police were paid to either look the other way or conduct their raids early in the day. On this night however, the police arrived when the bar was full. The reaction was swift with crowds quickly forming outside the bar. The next night, a crowd estimated in the thousands again confronted the police. As a result of these actions, the gay community made themselves known for the first time. A year later, in the summer of 1970, many of those involved staged the first Gay Pride parade.

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Season 23, Episode 11 Soundtrack for a Revolution

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May 9, 2011
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Soundtrack for a Revolution May 9, 2011 The story of the American civil rights movement told through the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The music enabled African-Americans to sing words they could not say and helped protesters face brutal aggression with dignity. With heart-wrenching interviews, dramatic images and contemporary performances by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean and The Roots.

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Season 23, Episode 12 Freedom Riders

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May 17, 2011
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Freedom Riders May 17, 2011 They called themselves the Freedom Riders, and they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation. Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil-rights activists. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.

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Season 23, Episode 13 Freedom Riders

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May 16, 2011
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Freedom Riders May 16, 2011 From PBS and American Experience - This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders.

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Season 23, Episode 101 Jimmy Carter

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Feb 21, 2011
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Jimmy Carter Feb 21, 2011 A profile of former president Jimmy Carter. In 1980, after one term, he lost in a landslide to Ronald Reagan, receiving 41 percent of the popular vote. In the following years, however, he forged a new legacy as a respected statesman and humanitarian. The documentary charts his ascent during the turbulent 1970s; explores the role of his wife Rosalynn as his confidant and adviser; and details his successful post-presidency years.

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Season 23, Episode 102 U.S. Grant: Warrior

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Jan 10, 2011
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U.S. Grant: Warrior Jan 10, 2011 A profile of Ulysses S. Grant, chronicling how he rose from obscurity to become a Civil War hero who earned the admiration of the Northern public while, in the South, his hard-nosed tactics led him to be labeled a butcher.

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