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History


“Stonewall Uprising” premieres next week on PBS

Source:  American Experience When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted in violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The uprising marked a major turning point...

Meet the man who tried to feed the world

Source:  American Experience American Experience's "The Man Who Tried to Feed the World" tells the story of Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in fighting global hunger. By increasing the world’s food supply,...

“Crip Camp” uncovers a forgotten history

Source:  IndieWire Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht’s feature documentary “Crip Camp” starts off like any other summer camp story:  Kids of different backgrounds meet up, hook up, and fall into a series of youthful hijinks. The only distinction is that the residents of...

The Truth About Stalin’s Prison Camps

Source:  The Atlantic Vera Golubeva spent more than six years in one of Joseph Stalin’s gulag camps.  Her crime?  “To this day, I still don’t know,” she says. In a new documentary from Coda Story, Golubeva remembers the excruciating details of her imprisonment. When...

Watch American Experience’s “Influenza 1918”

Source:  American Experience on PBS The influenza epidemic of 1918 holds the record for the deadliest flu outbreak in American history. In September of 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die.  The cause of death was identified as influenza,...

“The Poison Squad” premieres January 28 on PBS

Source:  American Experience By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted with frauds, fakes, and legions of new and untested chemicals, dangerously threatening the health of consumers. Based on the book by Deborah Blum, "The Poison...

A new documentary exposes the dark truth of a west Texas massacre

Source:  Texas Monthly Tensions along the border ran high in the final years of the Mexican Revolution.  Violence spilled across from northern Mexico into the Texas frontier, where recent Anglo settlers clashed with Mexican-Americans who had lived there for...

HBO produces short documentary to help kids understand 9/11

Source:  AP For students from elementary to high school, the Sept. 11 terrorist attack isn’t a memory.  It’s history.  A new HBO documentary that premieres on the event’s 18th anniversary treats it that way. The necessity of her project, “What Happened on September...

“9/11: Inside Air Force One” premieres September 11 on History

Source:  Realscreen History is remembering the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 with the two-hour documentary "9/11: Inside Air Force One." The documentary takes viewers aboard Air Force One and into the cockpits, command centers, and underground bunkers across the...

How Walls Ended Up Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Source:  The New York Times The border between the U.S. and Mexico has long been marked by barriers.  But they weren’t always about deterring immigration. Here’s how the modern border came to be — starting in the year 1848. Watch "When Entering the U.S. Was a Easy as...

“Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party” premieres tonight on PBS

Source:  The New York Times Earlier this month thousands of Hong Kong residents began protesting against a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. The timing of the demonstrations makes them ever more potent: This month marks the 30th anniversary of the...