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History Programs

Whether we are telling stories of slavery and war or charting our shared experiences of summer through popular song, WGBH creates programs that help us all identify with the events and figures that molded our present. Understanding our history gives us the power to learn from our mistakes, appreciate our successes, and act thoughtfully in our complex present.

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    American Experience

    Television's most-watched history series, American Experience has been hailed as "peerless" (Wall Street Journal), "the most consistently enriching program on television" (Chicago Tribune), and "a beacon of intelligence and purpose" (Houston Chronicle). On air and online, the series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America's past and present.
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    WORLD Channel

    WORLD is a 24/7, full service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers. Programs for WORLD include series America ReFramed, Doc World, Local, USA, Stories from the Stage, and other programming unique to the channel featuring a number of topical, timely special reports and productions.
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