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Walt Disney: American Experience

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

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Tue., August 29, 2017
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Walt Disney: American Experience  

Part 1 of 2. The life and legacy of Walt Disney (1901-66), featuring archival footage from the Disney vaults; scenes from his greatest films; remarks from biographers and historians; and insights from animators, artists and designers who worked with him.

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Tue., August 29, 2017
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Walt Disney: American Experience  

Part 1 of 2. The life and legacy of Walt Disney (1901-66), featuring archival footage from the Disney vaults; scenes from his greatest films; remarks from biographers and historians; and insights from animators, artists and designers who worked with him.

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Wed., August 30, 2017
6:00 am
(120 minutes)

Walt Disney: American Experience  

Part 1 of 2. The life and legacy of Walt Disney (1901-66), featuring archival footage from the Disney vaults; scenes from his greatest films; remarks from biographers and historians; and insights from animators, artists and designers who worked with him.

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Wed., August 30, 2017
9:00 am
(120 minutes)

Walt Disney: American Experience  

Part 1 of 2. The life and legacy of Walt Disney (1901-66), featuring archival footage from the Disney vaults; scenes from his greatest films; remarks from biographers and historians; and insights from animators, artists and designers who worked with him.

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Wed., August 30, 2017
3:30 pm
(120 minutes)

Walt Disney: American Experience  

Part 1 of 2. The life and legacy of Walt Disney (1901-66), featuring archival footage from the Disney vaults; scenes from his greatest films; remarks from biographers and historians; and insights from animators, artists and designers who worked with him.

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Wed., August 30, 2017
3:30 pm
(120 minutes)

Walt Disney: American Experience  

Part 1 of 2. The life and legacy of Walt Disney (1901-66), featuring archival footage from the Disney vaults; scenes from his greatest films; remarks from biographers and historians; and insights from animators, artists and designers who worked with him.

Full Episodes

S29 Ep12: Summer of Love

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The utopian beginnings of peace and love prevailed, and ended in chaos.

S29 Ep10: The Great War: Part 3

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As the war ends, America is forever transformed by the violent and bloody conflict.

S29 Ep9: The Great War: Part 2

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As patriotism sweeps the nation, the country assembles its first mass conscripted army.

S29 Ep8: The Great War: Part 1

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American neutrality erodes as Wilson declares “the world must be made safe for democracy.”

Clips

S26: Household Poison From the Past

S26: Household Poison From the Past

A brief history of dangerous chemicals and compounds in our homes.

S29: Personalizing the Past: FDR

S29: Personalizing the Past: FDR

President Franklin Roosevelt walks down a ramp from his private railroad car ca. 1938.

S29: Personalizing the Past:  Celilo Falls

S29: Personalizing the Past: Celilo Falls

Native fishermen at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River.

S29: Personalizing the Past: Baltimore

S29: Personalizing the Past: Baltimore

Workers at the Baltimore Luggage Company making suitcases in 1957.

Previews

S30: Into the Amazon: Trailer

S30: Into the Amazon: Trailer

Into the Amazon premieres January 2018.

S29 Ep12: Summer of Love

S29 Ep12: Summer of Love

A portrait of the Haight Ashbury district at the height of the hippie movement.