American Experience

The Race Underground

It was Boston — a city of so many firsts — that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway

Air Date 1/31/17

 
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Praised as the "finest documentary series on television," AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
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  • #2806 — Space Men: American Experience
    Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program.
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    Discover how the prolific creator of "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times" effected social change through his groundbreaking sitcoms and activism. Features George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, Russell Simmons and others.
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    Discover the terrifying truth behind one of America's most dangerous nuclear accidents-the deadly 1980 incident at an Arkansas Titan II missile complex-in this chilling, minute-by-minute account of the long-hidden story.
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  • #2901 — Tesla: American Experience
    Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla's vision that paved the way for today's wireless world.
    New Thursday, Apr 6 at 8pm TPT 2
    New Friday, Apr 7 at 2am TPT 2
  • #2905 — Great War: American Experience
    Explore America's tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Reports of German atrocities and submarine attacks on American ships erode neutrality, finally leading to Wilson's proclamation that "the world must be made safe for democracy."
    New Monday, Apr 10 at 8pm TPT 2
    New Tuesday, Apr 11 at 2am TPT 2
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    Follow America's entry into the war as patriotism sweeps the nation, stifling free speech and dissent. A diverse group of men becomes the country's first mass conscripted army, while women continue to demand the vote.
    New Tuesday, Apr 11 at 8pm TPT 2
    New Wednesday, Apr 12 at 2am TPT 2
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    Discover how the violent and bloody conflict transformed the nation forever, as America steps onto the world stage for the first time. But while many heralded the peace, others worried about democracy at home.
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