Learn about one crewmember’s determination to fulfill his “mission within a mission”, and what precious cargo Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon, carried aboard Columbia’s ultimately ill-fated flight.
The War of 1812
Kentucky reinforcements battle near Ft. Meigs in the war of 1812. With re-enactments, animation and the commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents the conflict that forged the destiny of a continent.
The Ghost Front
Ken Burns' seven-part documentary on World War II continues with a focus on Iwo Jima and the setbacks on the Western front.
Secrets of the Dead
Churchill's Deadly Decision
In the summer of 1940, Winston Churchill faced a terrible dilemma. Germany was poised to take an entire French fleet, which they could then use to invade Britain. Churchill had two choices: trust the French government to not hand over the ships, or destroy them to ensure they did not fall into the wrong hands.
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From Ken Burns: A World Without War
In Ken Burns' documentary on World War II, we saw how, when the war drew to an end, millions of men returned home and struggled to live in a world without battle.
In Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World, historian John Dower examines how culture and propaganda have shaped politics in the U.S. and Japan. He also explores the idea that how and what we remember can affect how we view history and the present.
By American Experience
Watch War Letters on American Experience. Bringing you letters from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War. Bringing to life eyewitnessaccounts of famous battles, intimate declarations of love and longing, letters written just moments before the writer was killed, and the heartbreaking "Dear John" leters from home. Airs May 31, 2011
Veteran Middle East correspondent Charles Sennott of GlobalPost lands in Cairo for FRONTLINE to take a hard look at Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood--the most well-organized and powerful of the country's opposition groups--as a new fight for power in Egypt begins to takes shape.