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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., August 2, 2016
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Tue., August 2, 2016
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Wed., August 3, 2016
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Wed., August 3, 2016
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Wed., August 3, 2016
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Wed., August 3, 2016
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Thu., August 4, 2016
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Thu., August 4, 2016
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Fri., August 5, 2016
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Fri., August 5, 2016
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Experience  

The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers.

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Fri., August 5, 2016
9:00 pm
(180 minutes)

Nixon  

A profile of Richard Nixon, from his childhood to his resignation from the presidency. Included: comments from John D. Ehrlichman, John Dean, Charles Colson and Elliot Richardson; archival footage and stills.

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Fri., August 5, 2016
9:00 pm
(180 minutes)

Nixon  

A profile of Richard Nixon, from his childhood to his resignation from the presidency. Included: comments from John D. Ehrlichman, John Dean, Charles Colson and Elliot Richardson; archival footage and stills.

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Sun., August 7, 2016
2:00 am
(180 minutes)

Nixon  

A profile of Richard Nixon, from his childhood to his resignation from the presidency. Included: comments from John D. Ehrlichman, John Dean, Charles Colson and Elliot Richardson; archival footage and stills.

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Sun., August 7, 2016
2:00 am
(180 minutes)

Nixon  

A profile of Richard Nixon, from his childhood to his resignation from the presidency. Included: comments from John D. Ehrlichman, John Dean, Charles Colson and Elliot Richardson; archival footage and stills.

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Tue., August 9, 2016
2:30 pm
(180 minutes)

Nixon  

A profile of Richard Nixon, from his childhood to his resignation from the presidency. Included: comments from John D. Ehrlichman, John Dean, Charles Colson and Elliot Richardson; archival footage and stills.

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Tue., August 9, 2016
2:30 pm
(180 minutes)

Nixon  

A profile of Richard Nixon, from his childhood to his resignation from the presidency. Included: comments from John D. Ehrlichman, John Dean, Charles Colson and Elliot Richardson; archival footage and stills.

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Tue., August 9, 2016
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

A two-part profile of John F. Kennedy begins with his early years, detailing the health challenges he faced; his heroism after his PT boat was hit by an enemy destroyer during World War II; and his first run for Congress. Also: the 1960 presidential race, which featured the first televised presidential debates. Among those sharing insights: his sister Jean Kennedy Smith and niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; presidential biographers Robert A. Caro and Robert Dallek; and historian David Nasaw.

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Tue., August 9, 2016
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

A two-part profile of John F. Kennedy begins with his early years, detailing the health challenges he faced; his heroism after his PT boat was hit by an enemy destroyer during World War II; and his first run for Congress. Also: the 1960 presidential race, which featured the first televised presidential debates. Among those sharing insights: his sister Jean Kennedy Smith and niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; presidential biographers Robert A. Caro and Robert Dallek; and historian David Nasaw.

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Tue., August 9, 2016
10:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Tue., August 9, 2016
10:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
7:00 am
(120 minutes)

JFK  

A two-part profile of John F. Kennedy begins with his early years, detailing the health challenges he faced; his heroism after his PT boat was hit by an enemy destroyer during World War II; and his first run for Congress. Also: the 1960 presidential race, which featured the first televised presidential debates. Among those sharing insights: his sister Jean Kennedy Smith and niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; presidential biographers Robert A. Caro and Robert Dallek; and historian David Nasaw.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
9:00 am
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
2:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

A two-part profile of John F. Kennedy begins with his early years, detailing the health challenges he faced; his heroism after his PT boat was hit by an enemy destroyer during World War II; and his first run for Congress. Also: the 1960 presidential race, which featured the first televised presidential debates. Among those sharing insights: his sister Jean Kennedy Smith and niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; presidential biographers Robert A. Caro and Robert Dallek; and historian David Nasaw.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
2:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

A two-part profile of John F. Kennedy begins with his early years, detailing the health challenges he faced; his heroism after his PT boat was hit by an enemy destroyer during World War II; and his first run for Congress. Also: the 1960 presidential race, which featured the first televised presidential debates. Among those sharing insights: his sister Jean Kennedy Smith and niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; presidential biographers Robert A. Caro and Robert Dallek; and historian David Nasaw.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

A two-part political biography of LBJ begins with his rise as a New Dealer in the 1930s; the “stolen” Senate election in 1948; his influence as Majority Leader and loss of it as Vice President.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

A two-part political biography of LBJ begins with his rise as a New Dealer in the 1930s; the “stolen” Senate election in 1948; his influence as Majority Leader and loss of it as Vice President.

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Wed., August 10, 2016
10:00 pm
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

The political biography of LBJ concludes with “Great Society” achievements, diminished by urban riots and a widening Vietnam War that, President Johnson said, made him sometimes feel “that I was living in a continuous nightmare.”

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Wed., August 10, 2016
10:00 pm
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

The political biography of LBJ concludes with “Great Society” achievements, diminished by urban riots and a widening Vietnam War that, President Johnson said, made him sometimes feel “that I was living in a continuous nightmare.”

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Thu., August 11, 2016
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

JFK  

A two-part profile of John F. Kennedy begins with his early years, detailing the health challenges he faced; his heroism after his PT boat was hit by an enemy destroyer during World War II; and his first run for Congress. Also: the 1960 presidential race, which featured the first televised presidential debates. Among those sharing insights: his sister Jean Kennedy Smith and niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; presidential biographers Robert A. Caro and Robert Dallek; and historian David Nasaw.

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Thu., August 11, 2016
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

JFK  

A two-part profile of John F. Kennedy begins with his early years, detailing the health challenges he faced; his heroism after his PT boat was hit by an enemy destroyer during World War II; and his first run for Congress. Also: the 1960 presidential race, which featured the first televised presidential debates. Among those sharing insights: his sister Jean Kennedy Smith and niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; presidential biographers Robert A. Caro and Robert Dallek; and historian David Nasaw.

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Thu., August 11, 2016
7:00 am
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

A two-part political biography of LBJ begins with his rise as a New Dealer in the 1930s; the “stolen” Senate election in 1948; his influence as Majority Leader and loss of it as Vice President.

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Thu., August 11, 2016
9:00 am
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

The political biography of LBJ concludes with “Great Society” achievements, diminished by urban riots and a widening Vietnam War that, President Johnson said, made him sometimes feel “that I was living in a continuous nightmare.”

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Thu., August 11, 2016
2:00 pm
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

A two-part political biography of LBJ begins with his rise as a New Dealer in the 1930s; the “stolen” Senate election in 1948; his influence as Majority Leader and loss of it as Vice President.

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Thu., August 11, 2016
2:00 pm
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

A two-part political biography of LBJ begins with his rise as a New Dealer in the 1930s; the “stolen” Senate election in 1948; his influence as Majority Leader and loss of it as Vice President.

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Thu., August 11, 2016
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Thu., August 11, 2016
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Fri., August 12, 2016
12:30 am
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Fri., August 12, 2016
12:30 am
(120 minutes)

JFK  

Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. The successes and failures of his tenure in office are also weighed by Kennedy administration officials John Seigenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford; civil-rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond; and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

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Fri., August 12, 2016
2:30 am
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

A two-part political biography of LBJ begins with his rise as a New Dealer in the 1930s; the “stolen” Senate election in 1948; his influence as Majority Leader and loss of it as Vice President.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Fri., August 12, 2016
2:30 am
(120 minutes)

LBJ  

A two-part political biography of LBJ begins with his rise as a New Dealer in the 1930s; the “stolen” Senate election in 1948; his influence as Majority Leader and loss of it as Vice President.