American Experience (season 12)

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American Experience (season 12)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 15
Release
Original network PBS
Original release November 14, 1999 (1999-11-14) – May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22)
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List of American Experience episodes

Season twelve of the television program American Experience originally aired on the PBS network in the United States on November 14, 1999 and concluded on May 22, 2000. The season contained 15 new episodes and began with the first part of the miniseries New York: A Documentary Film, "The Country and the City".

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Categories Original air date
1321"New York: A Documentary Film (Part 1)"[1]Ric BurnsPopular CultureNovember 14, 1999 (1999-11-14)

  • Part 1: "The Country and the City" - The series begins with the founding of New Amsterdam, a Dutch trading post. The city starts to take shape as New Amsterdam becomes British New York. By the time of the Revolutionary War, the city becomes the site for several key battles. This episode also covers the building of the Erie Canal.
1332"New York: A Documentary Film (Part 2)"Ric BurnsPopular CultureNovember 15, 1999 (1999-11-15)

  • Part 2: "Order and Disorder" - New York City has the largest port in the country. Waves of Irish and German immigrants flood into the city between 1825 and 1865 only to find that New York is not so welcoming to immigrants. Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux shape the city with their design for Central Park but social unrest still ran high for the working classes, coming to a climax with the draft riots of 1863.
1343"New York: A Documentary Film (Part 3)"Ric BurnsPopular CultureNovember 16, 1999 (1999-11-16)

1354"New York: A Documentary Film (Part 4)"Ric BurnsPopular CultureNovember 17, 1999 (1999-11-17)

  • Part 4: "The Power and the People" - As the city starts building the skyscrapers that would make its skyline iconic, 10 million immigrants arrive in New York. The immigrants lived in frequently squalid conditions and worked in the city's most undesirable jobs. In 1911, when 146 female Jewish and Italian immigrants died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the city was largely unified in the successful demand for legislation on new factory safety reforms and labor laws.
1365"New York: A Documentary Film (Part 5)"Ric BurnsPopular CultureNovember 18, 1999 (1999-11-18)

1376"Eleanor Roosevelt"[2]Sue WilliamsBiographies, Politics, PresidentsJanuary 10, 2000 (2000-01-10)
1387"Houdini"[3]Nancy PorterBiographies, Popular CultureJanuary 24, 2000 (2000-01-24)
1398"Nixon's China Game"[4]Mark Anderson & Michael SimkinBiographies, PoliticsJanuary 31, 2000 (2000-01-31)
1409"The Duel"[5]Carl Byker & Mitch WilsonPoliticsFebruary 14, 2000 (2000-02-14)
14110"John Brown's Holy War"[6]Robert KennerBiographies, Civil RightsFebruary 28, 2000 (2000-02-28)
14211"George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (Part 1)"[7]Daniel McCabe & Paul SteklerBiographies, Civil Rights, PoliticsApril 23, 2000 (2000-04-23)
14312"George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (Part 2)"Daniel McCabe & Paul SteklerBiographies, Civil Rights, PoliticsApril 24, 2000 (2000-04-24)
14413"Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory"[8]Llewellyn M. SmithCivil Rights, Popular CultureMay 1, 2000 (2000-05-01)
14514"Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life"[9]Mark ZwonitzerBiographies, Popular CultureMay 8, 2000 (2000-05-08)
14615"The Wizard of Photography"[10]James A. DeVinneyBiographies, TechnologyMay 22, 2000 (2000-05-22)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Experience | New York: A Documentary Film". PBS. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "American Experience | Eleanor Roosevelt". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "American Experience | Houdini". PBS. Archived from the original on October 28, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "American Experience | Nixon's China Game". PBS. Archived from the original on November 22, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American Experience | The Duel". PBS. Archived from the original on February 27, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "American Experience | John Brown's Holy War". PBS. Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "American Experience | George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire". PBS. Archived from the original on February 8, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "American Experience | Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory". PBS. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "American Experience | Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life". PBS. Retrieved July 20, 2018. 
  10. ^ "American Experience | The Wizard of Photography". PBS. Archived from the original on July 28, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012.