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Monday, May 3 2010

American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis remains focused firmly on the past, on laying out just how James Earl Ray came to the same place as Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968.


Monday, March 9 2009

American Experience: The Polio Crusade

An insidious virus, a race for a vaccine, human experimentation -- the subgenre this documentary brings to mind is the increasingly popular bio-thriller.


Thursday, March 5 2009

American Experience: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer’s inability to influence people would come to haunt him, and shape the nuclear policy of the world in ways that still reverberate through today’s headlines.


Monday, February 9 2009

American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln tracks the converging paths of the president and his killer, then tracks and draws connections between their last journeys, in the forms of Lincoln's funeral train route and Booth's desperate efforts to escape.


Monday, April 21 2008

American Experience: Roberto Clemente

Clemente was a brilliant ballplayer, but also conflicted and complicated, as demonstrated in Bernardo Ruiz's documentary, Roberto Clemente.


Tuesday, April 15 2008

American Experience: Walt Whitman

Like its subject, Mark Zwonitzer's Walt Whitman is grand and particular.


Monday, April 30 2007

The Mormons, two-part documentary airing on PBS


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