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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

Video thumbnail: American Experience Genetic Screening: Controlling Heredity

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Genetic Screening: Controlling Heredity

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

Genetic Screening: Controlling Heredity

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Eugenics Crusade: Trailer

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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

Video thumbnail: American Experience Thomas Hunt Morgan

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

The scientist who fell out of love with eugenics

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Video thumbnail: American Experience John Harvey Kellogg

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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 | Coming October 2018

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

The Circus | Coming October 2018

Video thumbnail: American Experience Jumbo: The Elephant

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Jumbo: The Elephant

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

Jumbo: The Elephant

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Circus: Episode 1 Trailer

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The Circus: Episode 1 Trailer

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

The Circus: Episode 1 Trailer

Video thumbnail: American Experience Mable Stark: The Trainer

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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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The Circus: Trailer

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

The Circus: Trailer

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

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

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Ringling Brothers

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The Ringling Brothers

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

The Ringling Brothers

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The Acrobat

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

The Acrobat

Video thumbnail: American Experience Eugene O'Neill: Playwright and Nobel laureate

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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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The Luckiest Man

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

The Luckiest Man

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Letter From A Father

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

Letter From A Father

Video thumbnail: American Experience Hoops and Laughter: The Harlem Globetrotters

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Hoops and Laughter: The Harlem Globetrotters

A team of African American basketball players from Chicago began touring the Midwest as tc

Hoops and Laughter: The Harlem Globetrotters