American Originals

American Originals

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Episode Guide

  • American Originals - The World of Tomorrow (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    The World of Tomorrow

    The 1939 New York World's Fair is an art deco extravaganza. Narrator: Jason Robards.

  • American Originals - Anything I Catch (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Anything I Catch

    Cajuns catch slow moving fish and turtles by hand.

  • American Originals - Shape of the Land (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Shape of the Land

    Engineering feats change the character of the American landscape.

  • American Originals - Blues Accordin' to Lightning Hopkins (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Blues Accordin' to Lightning Hopkins

    Filmmaker Les Blanc profiles Texas blues-man Lightning Hopkins.

  • American Originals - Gap-Toothed Women (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Gap-Toothed Women

    A lighthearted film examines personal discoveries by women with spaces between their teeth.

  • American Originals - Stonewall Jackson (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Stonewall Jackson

    Civil War Gen. Thomas J. Jackson earned his nickname, "Stonewall," at Bull Run.

  • American Originals - Washington Monuments (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Washington Monuments

    Washington's major landmarks illustrate the history of the United States.

  • American Originals - Ironclads: The Monitor and the Merrimac (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Ironclads: The Monitor and the Merrimac

    Civil War ironclads Monitor and Merrimac revolutionize naval warfare.

  • American Originals - Martin Luther King Jr. -- A Dream on Hold (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Martin Luther King Jr. -- A Dream on Hold

    A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. examines his impact on the welfare of U.S. blacks.

  • American Originals - Robert E. Lee (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Robert E. Lee

    Commander of the Confederacy Lee surrenders, signalling the end of the Civil War.

  • American Originals - Maverick Millionaire -- Andrew Carnegie (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Maverick Millionaire -- Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie becomes one of the world's richest men.

  • American Originals - Abraham Lincoln (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln's eccentricities belie his greatness.

  • American Originals - The Spike Jones Story (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Spike Jones Story

    Film clips, recordings and reminiscences by Milton Berle and Danny Thomas recall the innovative musical humorist.

  • American Originals - Cowgirls (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Cowgirls

    Ranchwomen live a practical, non-idealized feminism.

  • American Originals - Public Places and Monuments (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Public Places and Monuments

    Public places and monuments hold symbolic cultural meaning.

  • American Originals - The Street (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Street

    Arteries of transportation develop; public and private interests overlap.

  • American Originals - The Workplace (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Workplace

    Industrial and commercial architecture affect the environment.

  • American Originals - The House (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The House

    Social and economic forces influence American housing.

  • American Originals - Lou Gehrig: In a League by Himself (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Lou Gehrig: In a League by Himself

    Illness ends Lou "The Yankee Clipper" Gehrig's long baseball career.

  • American Originals - Zydeco (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Zydeco

    Boozoo Chavis and Buckwheat Zydeco perform music of Southwest Louisiana black Creoles.

  • American Originals - Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth and the Legend (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth and the Legend

    Babe Ruth breaks records and alters perceptions.

  • American Originals - Moon of the Desperadoes (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Moon of the Desperadoes

    Rodeo cowboys reveal the secrets of their profession.

  • American Originals - Arthur Miller on Home Ground (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Arthur Miller on Home Ground

    Arthur Miller reads passages from his works and speaks of his marriage to Marilyn Monroe.

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