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The Big Burn

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Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

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Originally aired in March 2011. Rebroadcast in June 2014

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Freedom Summer

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Recalling the summer of 1964 in Mississippi.

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Bad Things Were Going to Happen

Bad Things Were Going to Happen

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Watch a clip from "Freedom Summer," premiering June 24, 2014.

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Dorie Ladner - "The Activist"

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"The line was drawn in the sand for blacks and whites... I decided to cross that line."


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One of the greatest architectural and engineering achievements of its time, New York’s Pennsylvania Station opened to the public in 1910. Designed by renowned architect Charles McKim, the station was a massive civil engineering project, covering nearly eight acres and requiring the construction of 16 miles of underground tunnels. But 53 years later, the monumental building was destroyed.

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