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The story of nine young men from Washington who captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games.
The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.
Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century.
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
Go behind the scenes of the recreations in "The Boys of '36." Premieres 8/2 on PBS.
The story of nine boys who rowed for gold at the 1936 Olympics. Premieres Aug. 2 on PBS.
Washington’s exercised patience at the National Championships. Premieres 8/2 on PBS.
The 1936 Olympic trials were held in Princeton, NJ. Premieres Aug. 2 at 9/8c on PBS.
On August 1, 1936 Adolf Hitler opened the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Premieres Aug. 2.
In July 1936 more than 300 athletes left for Berlin aboard the SS Manhattan. Premieres 8/2
The University of Washington stroke oar Don Hume was special. Premieres 8/2 on PBS.
Since 1783 balloonists risked their lives attempting ever-higher altitudes. Premieres 3/1.
H.W. Bush airs on August 18 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience
Reagan airs on August 16 and 17 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Jimmy Carter airs on August 15 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Nixon airs on August 11 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience.
LBJ airs on August 10 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience.
JFK airs on August 8 and 9 at 9/8c on PBS.
Six documentaries from our Presidents Collection will re-air this August on PBS.
Executive Producer, Mark Samels talks about our upcoming documentary, "The Boys of '36."
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