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Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.
In the summer of 1910, the largest fire in American history raged in the Northern Rockies.
By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous men in the world.
The most progressive state in the South earned a new nickname in the 1960s: Klansville USA
The Wizard of Odd, who became one of the richest and most famous men in the world.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America
The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South.
The deadliest workplace accident in New York's history changed American factories forever.
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During the 1977 blackout in New York City, the looting began very quickly. July 14 9/8c.
Shop owners describe watching locals loot their store during the NYC blackout of 1977.
Watch the first three minutes of Blackout, premiering July 14 at 9/8c.
"The civilization that was New York came unglued" Blackout premieres July 14 at 9/8c.
After fleeing Saigon, the South Vietnamese Navy holds a solemn flag-lowering ceremony.
News footage shows the panic permeating South Vietnam in April 1975. Premieres 4/28.
Col. Stuart Herrington helps a South Vietnamese family escape. Premieres April 28 on PBS.
South Vietnamese citizens arrive at the US Embassy, desperate to escape. Premieres 4/28
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Walt Disney premieres September 14 & 15, 2015 9/8c. on PBS American Experience.
What happened when the lights went out in New York in 1977? Premieres 7/14 at 9/8c on PBS.
"Last Days in Vietnam" premieres April 28 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
The heroic efforts to help evacuate 135,000 South Vietnamese during the fall of Saigon.
The battle against TB had a lasting impact on America. Premieres February 10 on PBS.
In 1910 the largest fire in U.S. history burned over 3 million acres. Premiering Feb 3.
The story of the Father of Invention. Premieres January 27, 2015 on PBS.
In the 1960s, the Ku Klux Klan reemerged in an unlikely place. Premieres January 13, 2015.