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American Experience

The Polio Crusade

Personal accounts from polio survivors about the disease that paralyzed thousands before Jonas Salk introduces a vaccine to guard against it. (58 minutes)

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Sat, 6/19 at 5:01 pm on Q

The Codebreaker

The work of cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman brings down Al Capone, breaks up a Nazi spy ring in South America, and lays the foundation for the National Security Agency (NSA). (58 minutes)

Sun, 6/20 at 7:00 pm on Q

Chasing the Moon: Earthrise

Exploring four dangerous years in the history of the space race, from 1964-1968, including the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. (119 minutes)

Sun, 6/20 at 8:59 pm on Q

Space Men

U.S. Air Force pilots and scientists lay the groundwork for the U.S. space program through Project Manhigh. (56 minutes)

Mon, 6/21 at 12:00 am on Q

Chasing the Moon: Earthrise

Exploring four dangerous years in the history of the space race, from 1964-1968, including the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. (119 minutes)

Mon, 6/21 at 1:59 am on Q

Space Men

U.S. Air Force pilots and scientists lay the groundwork for the U.S. space program through Project Manhigh. (56 minutes)

Tue, 6/22 at 1:00 pm on Austin PBS Create

McCarthy

The rise and fall of Joe McCarthy, the junior senator from Wisconsin who led a Cold War crusade against Communists. (120 minutes)

Wed, 6/23 at 1:00 pm on Austin PBS Create

American OZ

The life of author L. Frank Baum, creator of the classic novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," which has inspired films, books and musicals. (120 minutes)

Thu, 6/24 at 1:00 pm on Austin PBS Create

Voice of Freedom

Contralto Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Easter Sunday in 1939 after being barred from singing at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). (120 minutes)

Sat, 6/26 at 10:01 pm on Q

The Circus

The rise and fall of the traveling tented railroad circus, recounting an era when Circus Day could shut down a town, captivating people with the improbable, the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. (119 minutes)

Sun, 6/27 at 2:01 am on Q

The Circus

The rise and fall of the traveling tented railroad circus, recounting an era when Circus Day could shut down a town, captivating people with the improbable, the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. (118 minutes)

Sun, 6/27 at 7:00 pm on Q

Chasing the Moon: Magnificent Desolation

The years 1969-1970 take Americans to the moon and back; what happens to scientific and engineering programs after national goals are achieved. (120 minutes)

Sun, 6/27 at 9:00 pm on Q

Sealab

The U.S. Navy's SEALAB, a pressurized underwater habitat complete with science labs and living quarters for divers, helps advance deep sea diving and rescue. (59 minutes)