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American Experience

This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time.

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Tue., January 27, 2015
9:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Edison  

A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb. Included: remarks from Neil Baldwin ("Edison: Inventing the Century"); Leonard DeGraaf ("Edison and the Rise of Innovation"); Ernest Freeberg ("The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"); Lisa Gitelman ("Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History With Documents"); Paul Israel ("Edison: A Life of Invention"); and inventor Nathan Myhrvold.

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Tue., January 27, 2015
9:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Edison  

A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb. Included: remarks from Neil Baldwin ("Edison: Inventing the Century"); Leonard DeGraaf ("Edison and the Rise of Innovation"); Ernest Freeberg ("The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"); Lisa Gitelman ("Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History With Documents"); Paul Israel ("Edison: A Life of Invention"); and inventor Nathan Myhrvold.

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Wed., January 28, 2015
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

Edison  

A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb. Included: remarks from Neil Baldwin ("Edison: Inventing the Century"); Leonard DeGraaf ("Edison and the Rise of Innovation"); Ernest Freeberg ("The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"); Lisa Gitelman ("Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History With Documents"); Paul Israel ("Edison: A Life of Invention"); and inventor Nathan Myhrvold.

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Wed., January 28, 2015
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

Edison  

A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb. Included: remarks from Neil Baldwin ("Edison: Inventing the Century"); Leonard DeGraaf ("Edison and the Rise of Innovation"); Ernest Freeberg ("The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"); Lisa Gitelman ("Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History With Documents"); Paul Israel ("Edison: A Life of Invention"); and inventor Nathan Myhrvold.

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Wed., January 28, 2015
7:00 am
(120 minutes)

Edison  

A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb. Included: remarks from Neil Baldwin ("Edison: Inventing the Century"); Leonard DeGraaf ("Edison and the Rise of Innovation"); Ernest Freeberg ("The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"); Lisa Gitelman ("Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History With Documents"); Paul Israel ("Edison: A Life of Invention"); and inventor Nathan Myhrvold.

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Wed., January 28, 2015
10:00 am
(120 minutes)

Edison  

A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb. Included: remarks from Neil Baldwin ("Edison: Inventing the Century"); Leonard DeGraaf ("Edison and the Rise of Innovation"); Ernest Freeberg ("The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"); Lisa Gitelman ("Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History With Documents"); Paul Israel ("Edison: A Life of Invention"); and inventor Nathan Myhrvold.

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Thu., January 29, 2015
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

Edison  

A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb. Included: remarks from Neil Baldwin ("Edison: Inventing the Century"); Leonard DeGraaf ("Edison and the Rise of Innovation"); Ernest Freeberg ("The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"); Lisa Gitelman ("Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History With Documents"); Paul Israel ("Edison: A Life of Invention"); and inventor Nathan Myhrvold.

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Thu., January 29, 2015
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

Edison  

A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb. Included: remarks from Neil Baldwin ("Edison: Inventing the Century"); Leonard DeGraaf ("Edison and the Rise of Innovation"); Ernest Freeberg ("The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"); Lisa Gitelman ("Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History With Documents"); Paul Israel ("Edison: A Life of Invention"); and inventor Nathan Myhrvold.

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Tue., February 3, 2015
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).

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Tue., February 3, 2015
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).

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Wed., February 4, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).

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Wed., February 4, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).

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Wed., February 4, 2015
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).

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Wed., February 4, 2015
5:00 pm
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).

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Thu., February 5, 2015
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).

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Thu., February 5, 2015
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).

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Thu., February 5, 2015
2:00 pm
(60 minutes)

The Big Burn  

The story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, including the conditions that led to it and its impact on the fledgling U.S. Forest Service as well as the nation's fire policy. Included: remarks from journalist Timothy Egan, whose "Big Burn" book inspired the documentary; environmental historians Char Miller and Al Runte; author Steve Pynes ("Year of the Fires"); and Charles E. Williams (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum).