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American Experience

American Experience

PBS 1988

Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called The American Experience (now shortened to simply American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country. Hosted by David McCullough until 2002 and narrated by a number of well-known personalities - The American Experience uses historians and authors, period images and film, music, dramatic re-enactments, and contemporary context to set the stage for its topics.The series continues to this day with a variable number of installments produced each year. Episodes are generally 60 minutes in length, but some longer episodes and multi-part series have also been produced. The show airs at different days and times on local PBS stations.Though The American Experience has used many films from independent film makers and has been assisted by various PBS stations throughout the country, it has always been spearheaded by WGBH in Boston.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of American Experience

#1 - Kennedy vs. Wallace: A Crisis Up-Close

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Season 1 - Episode 7

John Kennedy and George Wallace clash over questions of civil rights in early 1960s Alabama.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#2 - Eudora Welty: One Writer's Beginnings

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Season 1 - Episode 14

The work of photographer and author Eudora Welty and her impressions of the south after the turn of the 20th century.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#3 - The World That Moses Built

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Season 1 - Episode 15

A biography of Robert Moses, single-minded visionary behind many of New York City's largest and most expensive construction projects.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#4 - Sins of Our Mothers

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Season 1 - Episode 16

A tale of a woman in the 1800s who risked scorn by marrying a man much younger than herself, and a person later found to be her biological son from long ago.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#5 - The Great Air Race of 1924

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Season 2 - Episode 1

Early American aviators try to cross the planet with primitive planes of limited range and under harsh conditions.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#6 - A Family Gathering
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Season 2 - Episode 3

An examination of a the story of a Japanese family in America from their arrival in the US to the days of suspicion during World War II.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#7 - Forever Baseball
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Season 2 - Episode 5

A nostalgic treatment of the national pastime and its meaning in history.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#8 - Mr. Sears' Catalogue
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Season 2 - Episode 6

The story behind the mail order tome that brought merchandise (or dreams of it) within reach of Americans far and wide.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#9 - Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven
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Season 2 - Episode 7

The story of Yosemite told through the diary of one of the first white Americans to visit the California valley.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

#10 - Adam Clayton Powell
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Season 2 - Episode 8

Documentary on the life of civil rights advocate Powell, including his career as a Harlem minister and a US Congressman.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of American Experience from 0 votes.

Last updated: apr 23, 2021

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_American Experience_ represents a fountain of knowledge and is by far one of the best series for bringing documentaries to the general public. While each episode, or arc, is of different quality and tone almost all of them are worth watching. Every American should be a regular watcher.

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