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American Experience

Poisoned Ground: The Tragedy at Love Canal

The 1970s Love Canal disaster and how the battle for justice, led mostly by women, created the basis for the federal Superfund program. (120 minutes)

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Tue, 5/21 at 8:00 pm on Austin PBS HDTV

The Riot Report

President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints the 11-member Kerner Commission to investigate the riots that engulfed Black urban communities across the country in 1967. (120 minutes)

Wed, 5/22 at 1:00 pm on Austin PBS WORLD

Surviving the Dust Bowl

Dust bowl turns wheat fields into desert and provides hardships for farmers. (60 minutes)

Thu, 5/23 at 1:00 pm on Austin PBS WORLD

The Great Famine

Nearly 300 workers volunteer for Herbert Hoover's relief campaign for Soviet Russia's famine victims in 1921. (60 minutes)

Fri, 5/24 at 7:00 pm on Austin PBS WORLD

The Riot Report

President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints the 11-member Kerner Commission to investigate the riots that engulfed Black urban communities across the country in 1967. (120 minutes)

Sat, 5/25 at 12:00 am on Austin PBS WORLD

The Riot Report

President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints the 11-member Kerner Commission to investigate the riots that engulfed Black urban communities across the country in 1967. (120 minutes)

Sat, 5/25 at 8:00 am on Austin PBS WORLD

The Riot Report

President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints the 11-member Kerner Commission to investigate the riots that engulfed Black urban communities across the country in 1967. (120 minutes)

Mon, 5/27 at 3:00 am on Austin PBS WORLD

The Sun Queen

Biophysicist and inventor Mária Telkes, designer of the first successfully solar-heated modern residence, held more than 20 patents at the time of her death in 1995. (60 minutes)

Tue, 5/28 at 1:00 pm on Austin PBS WORLD

Riveted: The History of Jeans

The history of jeans, from their roots in slavery to the Wild West, hippies, high fashion and hip-hop. (60 minutes)

Tue, 5/28 at 2:00 pm on Austin PBS WORLD

The Lie Detector

A look at the polygraph, a device created by two men in the 1920s that could tell if a person was lying, and how it has transformed police work. (60 minutes)

Tue, 5/28 at 3:00 pm on Austin PBS WORLD

Ruthless: Monopoly's Secret History

The story behind the board game Monopoly. (60 minutes)

Wed, 5/29 at 1:00 pm on Austin PBS WORLD

Fatal Flood

The raging floodwaters of the Mississippi River in 1927 that divided one small town, pitting rich against poor, black against white and threatened to tear one family apart. (60 minutes)