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American Experience

American Oz

Explore the life and times of author L. Frank Baum, the creator of one of the most beloved, enduring and classic American narratives - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum never lost his childlike sense of wonder and eventually crafted his observations into a magical tale of survival, adventure and self-discovery, reinterpreted through the generations in films, books and musicals.

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American Experience

The Codebreaker

The fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst.
Season 33 Episode 1
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53:28
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Goin' Back to T-Town

A thriving Black community in Tulsa, rebuilt after a 1921 racially-motivated massacre.
Season 33 Episode 0
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Part 2 | The Vote | American Experience

Part Two examines the mounting dispute over strategies and reveals the pervasive racism.
Season 32 Episode 10
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American Experience

Part 1 | The Vote | American Experience

The fiery campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the vote.
Season 32 Episode 9
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American Experience

Mr. Tornado

The story of Ted Fujita's groundbreaking work to understand the deadliest storms.
Season 32 Episode 8
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1:53:20
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George W. Bush, Part 2

Watch part two of the life and presidency of George W. Bush.
Season 32 Episode 5
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1:52:03
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George W. Bush, Part 1

The life and presidency of the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush.
Season 32 Episode 4
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American Experience

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Story of the man who would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture.
Season 32 Episode 3
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