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Harry Houdini's Impulse to Escape
Harry Houdini's impulse to escape dangerous situations attracted thousands of spectators.
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The Eugenics Crusade: Chapter 1
Watch Chapter 1 of The Eugenics Crusade.
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Thomas Hunt Morgan
The scientist who fell out of love with eugenics
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Genetic Screening: Controlling Heredity
The ability to prevent suffering through genetic screenings sparks difficult questions.
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The Eugenics Crusade: Trailer
The shocking history of the early 20th-century campaign to breed a “better” American race.
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John Harvey Kellogg
Besides inventing Corn Flakes, John Kellogg helped promote the American Eugenics movement.
P.G. Lowery and the Spread of African-American Music
P.G. Lowery’s all-black band gained early twentieth century fame through the circus.
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The Circus, Part 2: Chapter 1
The Circus, Part 2: Chapter 1
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The Circus: Episode 2 Trailer
Revisit the heyday of America’s traveling circus and meet the showmen who created it.
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The Circus: Trailer
Explore the history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertain
The Circus: Episode 1 Trailer
Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entert
The Circus | Coming October 2018
"The Circus" explores the history of this distinctly popular American entertainment.
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The Ringling Brothers
The Ringling Brothers expanded from a tiny regional circus to this large traveling circus.
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Mable Stark: The Trainer
Mable Stark was one of the 20th century's most famous cat trainers.
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The Circus, Part 1: Chapter 1
Watch Chapter 1 of The Circus.
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P.T. Barnum: The Showman
Phineas Taylor Barnum, properly known as P.T. Barnum, was a showman.
In 1910, Charles Davenport founded Eugenics Record Office to collect human heredity data.
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Jumbo: The Elephant
The sale of Jumbo, the African elephant to P.T. Barnum causes an uproar in England.
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Explore today's social circus movement through the eyes of Sidney “Iking” Bateman.
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Eugene O'Neill: Playwright and Nobel laureate
Pulitzer prize winner & Nobel laureate, Eugene O’Neill revolutionized the American stage.
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Chasing the Moon: Teaser
In 2019, join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation.
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The Luckiest Man
Seemingly impervious to injury or illness, Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig never missed a game.
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Letter From A Father
In 2001, George H.W. Bush wrote a letter for history, addressed to his children.
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Hoops and Laughter: The Harlem Globetrotters
A team of African American basketball players from Chicago began touring the Midwest as tc
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