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American Experience

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


The little-known story of the daring program that revolutionized undersea exploration.
The Swamp

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The history of the Everglades is a story of humanity’s attempt to conquer nature.

The Eugenics Crusade

The Eugenics Crusade

The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the campaign to breed a “better” American race,

The Circus, Part 2

WETA PassportThe Circus, Part 2

Revisit the heyday of America’s traveling circus and meet the showmen who created it.

The Circus, Part 1

WETA PassportThe Circus, Part 1

Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American entertainment.


WETA PassportRFK

As RFK began to move beyond the shadow of his brother, he, too, was assassinated.

The Chinese Exclusion Act

WETA PassportThe Chinese Exclusion Act

The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act remained in force for more than 60 years.