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American Experience (1988– )

TV Series   |  Not Rated   |    |  Documentary, Biography, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

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20 May 2012 | MartinHafer
| Consistently excellent.
As a retired history teacher, it's probably not all that surprising that I love this series--especially as I taught American history. However, my love of it is not just for the subject matter but because the show is exceptionally well made throughout--and brings to life many otherwise dull or forgotten events through history. Because of very high production values, the show is nearly always the best example on a given topic that you can find. In addition, although some bash PBS for leaning too far to the left, often I have noticed that the shows are very balanced and have a certain fondness for their subject--no matter the political persuasion. For example, the show seems just as enthusiastic in extolling the virtues of an FDR as well as a George H.W. Bush. All in all, consistently the best historical series on television--brilliant and enjoyable episode after episode.

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Documentary | Biography | History

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