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The American Experience

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

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Clips

Orson Welles' Press Conference

Orson Welles' Press Conference

Orson Welles could not imagine how anyone could believe that Martians had really landed.

There Was No Stopping Orson Welles

There Was No Stopping Orson Welles

CBS network executives ordered a break in the broadcast, but Welles could not be stopped.

Radios by the Millions

Radios by the Millions

During the height of the Great Depression, radios were being purchased by the millions.

We Interrupt this Program...

We Interrupt this Program...

In the 1930s, Americans worried when radio programs were interrupted by news bulletins.

Previews

War of the Worlds Preview

War of the Worlds Preview

Airing October 29, 9/8c. The most famous invasion that never happened.