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    American Experience

    Letter from a father

    Letter from a father

    Letter from a father

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Harry Houdini's Impulse to Escape

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    Harry Houdini's Impulse to Escape

    Harry Houdini's impulse to escape dangerous situations attracted thousands of spectators.

    Harry Houdini's Impulse to Escape

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    Genetic Screening: Controlling Heredity

    The ability to prevent suffering through genetic screenings sparks difficult questions.

    Genetic Screening: Controlling Heredity

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    The Eugenics Crusade: Chapter 1

    Watch Chapter 1 of The Eugenics Crusade.

    The Eugenics Crusade: Chapter 1

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    Thomas Hunt Morgan

    The scientist who fell out of love with eugenics

    Thomas Hunt Morgan

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    The Eugenics Crusade: Trailer

    The shocking history of the early 20th-century campaign to breed a “better” American race.

    The Eugenics Crusade: Trailer

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    John Harvey Kellogg

    Besides inventing Corn Flakes, John Kellogg helped promote the American Eugenics movement.

    John Harvey Kellogg

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    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.

    P.G. Lowery and the Spread of African-American Music

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    The Circus: Episode 2 Trailer

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

    The Circus: Episode 2 Trailer

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    The Circus, Part 2: Chapter 1

    The Circus, Part 2: Chapter 1

    The Circus, Part 2: Chapter 1

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    American Experience

    The Circus: Episode 1 Trailer

    Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entert

    The Circus: Episode 1 Trailer

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    American Experience

    The Circus | Coming October 2018

    "The Circus" explores the history of this distinctly popular American entertainment.

    The Circus | Coming October 2018

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    American Experience

    Jumbo: The Elephant

    The sale of Jumbo, the African elephant to P.T. Barnum causes an uproar in England.

    Jumbo: The Elephant

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    Mable Stark: The Trainer

    Mable Stark was one of the 20th century's most famous cat trainers.

    Mable Stark: The Trainer

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    American Experience

    The Circus: Trailer

    Explore the history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertain

    The Circus: Trailer

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    American Experience

    The Circus, Part 1: Chapter 1

    Watch Chapter 1 of The Circus.

    The Circus, Part 1: Chapter 1

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Charles Davenport

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    Charles Davenport

    In 1910, Charles Davenport founded Eugenics Record Office to collect human heredity data.

    Charles Davenport

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    The Ringling Brothers

    The Ringling Brothers expanded from a tiny regional circus to this large traveling circus.

    The Ringling Brothers

    Video thumbnail: American Experience P.T. Barnum: The Showman

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    P.T. Barnum: The Showman

    Phineas Taylor Barnum, properly known as P.T. Barnum, was a showman.

    P.T. Barnum: The Showman

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    American Experience

    The Acrobat

    Explore today's social circus movement through the eyes of Sidney “Iking” Bateman.

    The Acrobat

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    American Experience

    Eugene O'Neill: Playwright and Nobel laureate

    Pulitzer prize winner & Nobel laureate, Eugene O’Neill revolutionized the American stage.

    Eugene O'Neill: Playwright and Nobel laureate

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    American Experience

    Chasing the Moon: Teaser

    In 2019, join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation.

    Chasing the Moon: Teaser

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    American Experience

    The Luckiest Man

    Seemingly impervious to injury or illness, Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig never missed a game.

    The Luckiest Man

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    American Experience

    Letter From A Father

    In 2001, George H.W. Bush wrote a letter for history, addressed to his children.

    Letter From A Father