January 2017 premieres
Preview | 2m 58s
The 2017 season premieres on January 10, 2017, with Command and Control, a chilling, minute-by-minute account of the long-hidden story behind one of America’s most dangerous nuclear accidents. An new portrait of Rachel Carson (January 24), which illuminates the life of the scientist whose writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world, and the first subway — Race Underground.
Aired: 01/10/17 |
The Asian American and Pacific Islander History
Clip | 30s
Clip | 30s
Adam Forepaugh: The Competitor
Clip | 1m
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Special | 52m 39s | WETA Passport
The American Diplomat (español)
Special | 52m 43s
Fatal Flood (español)
Special | 51m 37s | WETA Passport
Short | external link
The Chinese Six Companies
On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.Watch
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