American Experience

A broadcast that struck fear into an already anxious nation, Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio play was the most famous alien invasion that never happened. Showing Tuesday, October 27th at 8:00 pm. more

Oct 26, 2015 4:34 PM

An extraordinary documentary from Rory Kennedy examines the final days of American presence in Saigon and the heroic efforts to help evacuate 135,000 South Vietnamese men, women and children. Airs Tuesday, April 26 at 9 pm. more

Apr 24, 2015 1:41 PM Watch

What drove a company of American soldiers, ordinary young men from around the country, to commit the worst atrocity in American military history? Were they following orders or did they break under the pressure? Airs Tuesday, April 21 at 9 pm. more

Apr 17, 2015 2:37 PM Watch

Tuberculosis is the deadliest killer in human history, responsible for one in four deaths for almost two centuries. While it shaped medical pursuits, social habits, economic development and public policy, TB and its impact are poorly understood. more

Feb 12, 2015 2:25 PM Arts & Culture

Mary Hotaling, Amy Catania, and Ed Kanze join us at the Roundtable to talk about the documentary American Experience: The Forgotten Plague that explores Saranac Lake’s history of “Cure Cottages” & caring for Tuberculosis patients. more

Feb 3, 2015 9:26 AM Arts & Culture

By the dawn of the 19th century tuberculosis had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The Forgotten Plague will be airing Tuesday, October 20th at 8:00 pm. on PBS. more

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Veteran's Coming Home is a national project to bridge the military/civilian divide. MLPBS is proud to be a part of this effort.