American Experience

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. (56 minutes)

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Tue, 4/7 at 8:59 pm on Q

The Secret of Tuxedo Park

Alfred Lee Loomis establishes a top-secret defense laboratory and funds research into high-powered radar detection systems that would help defeat the German Air Force and U-boats during World War II. (56 minutes)

Wed, 4/8 at 12:59 am on Q

The Secret of Tuxedo Park

Alfred Lee Loomis establishes a top-secret defense laboratory and funds research into high-powered radar detection systems that would help defeat the German Air Force and U-boats during World War II. (56 minutes)

Sun, 4/12 at 8:59 pm on Q

The Poison Squad

Government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley takes on food manufacturers to banish dangerous substances threatening the health of consumers, laying the groundwork for U.S. consumer protection laws and the creation of the Food and Drug Administration. (116 minutes)

Mon, 4/13 at 1:59 am on Q

The Poison Squad

Government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley takes on food manufacturers to banish dangerous substances threatening the health of consumers, laying the groundwork for U.S. consumer protection laws and the creation of the Food and Drug Administration. (121 minutes)

Sun, 4/19 at 8:59 pm on Q

Into the Amazon

President Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian reporter Candido Rondon trek into the South American rainforest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon. (116 minutes)

Mon, 4/20 at 1:59 am on Q

Into the Amazon

President Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian reporter Candido Rondon trek into the South American rainforest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon. (121 minutes)

Tue, 4/21 at 7:00 pm on Austin PBS HDTV

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Plant breeder Norman Borlaug solves India's famine problem and leads a "Green Revolution" of agriculture programs around the world, saving 1 billion lives and winning a 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. (60 minutes)

Wed, 4/22 at 2:00 am on Austin PBS HDTV

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Plant breeder Norman Borlaug solves India's famine problem and leads a "Green Revolution" of agriculture programs around the world, saving 1 billion lives and winning a 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. (60 minutes)