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Part 2 |Taken Hostage | American Experience

The Iran hostage crisis through the stories of those whose ordeal riveted the world.

Part 1 |Taken Hostage | American Experience

The Iran hostage crisis through the stories of those whose ordeal riveted the world.

Plague at the Golden Gate

Discover how bubonic plague in 1900 set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco

Flood in the Desert

Explore the 1928 dam collapse, the second deadliest disaster in California history.

The American Diplomat

Three Black diplomats who broke racial barriers at the State Department during Cold War.

Riveted: The History of Jeans

Discover the fascinating and surprising story of this iconic American garment.

About American Experience

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

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