American Experience (season 20)

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American Experience (season 20)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 14
Release
Original network PBS
Original release January 14 (2008-01-14) – May 6, 2008 (2008-05-06)
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List of American Experience episodes

Season twenty of the television program American Experience originally aired on the PBS network in the United States on January 14, 2008 and concluded on May 6, 2008. The season contained 14 new episodes and began with the film Oswald's Ghost. The last eight parts of the 14-part Eyes on the Prize miniseries were a rebroadcast of the production originally shown during 1990 on PBS. It was shown as a special presentation of American Experience during February in observance of Black History Month.[1]

Episodes[edit]

 *  Denotes multiple chapters that aired on the same date and share the same episode number
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Categories Original air date
2341"Oswald's Ghost"[2]Robert StoneBiographiesJanuary 14, 2008 (2008-01-14)
2352"The Lobotomist"[3]Barak Goodman & John MaggioTechnologyJanuary 21, 2008 (2008-01-21)
The film follows Dr. Walter Freeman who championed the use of lobotomies on the mentally ill.
236 3* "Eyes on the Prize (Parts 7–8)"[4]James A. DeVinney & Madison D. Lacy Jr. (Part 7)
Sheila C. Bernard & Samuel D. Pollard (Part 8)
Civil RightsFebruary 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)

2374"Grand Central"[5]Michael EpsteinPopular Culture, TechnologyFebruary 4, 2008 (2008-02-04)
238 5* "Eyes on the Prize (Parts 9–10)"Louis Massiah & Terry Kay Rockefeller (Part 9)
Jacqueline Shearer & Paul Stekler (Part 10)
Civil RightsFebruary 10, 2008 (2008-02-10)

239 6* "Eyes on the Prize (Parts 11–12)"Sheila C. Bernard & Samuel D. Pollard (Part 11)
Louis Massiah, Thomas Ott & Terry Kay Rockefeller (Part 12)
Civil RightsFebruary 17, 2008 (2008-02-17)

2407"Kit Carson"[6]Stephen IvesBiographies, Native American History, The American WestFebruary 18, 2008 (2008-02-18)
241 8* "Eyes on the Prize (Parts 13–14)"Jacqueline Shearer & Paul Stekler (Part 13)
James A. DeVinney & Madison D. Lacy (Part 14)
Civil RightsFebruary 24, 2008 (2008-02-24)

2429"Buffalo Bill"[7]Rob RapleyBiographies, Popular Culture, The American WestFebruary 25, 2008 (2008-02-25)
24310"Minik, the Lost Eskimo"[8]Axel EngstfeldBiographiesMarch 31, 2008 (2008-03-31)
24411"Walt Whitman"[9]Mark ZwonitzerBiographies, The Natural EnvironmentApril 14, 2008 (2008-04-14)
24512"Roberto Clemente"[10]Bernardo RuizBiographies, Civil Rights, Popular CultureApril 21, 2008 (2008-04-21)
24613"George H.W. Bush (Part 1)"[11]Austin HoytBiographies, Politics, PresidentsMay 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)

  • Part 1: "CAVU"
24714"George H.W. Bush (Part 2)"Austin HoytBiographies, Politics, PresidentsMay 6, 2008 (2008-05-06)

  • Part 2: "Echoes of the Wise Men"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Releases: PBS Celebrates Black History Month". Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). January 10, 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "American Experience | Oswald's Ghost". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "American Experience | The Lobotomist". PBS. Retrieved August 22, 2018. 
  4. ^ "American Experience | Eyes on the Prize". PBS. Retrieved August 22, 2018. 
  5. ^ "American Experience | Grand Central". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "American Experience | Kit Carson". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "American Experience | Buffalo Bill". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "American Experience | Minik, the Lost Eskimo". PBS. Archived from the original on December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "American Experience | Walt Whitman". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "American Experience | Roberto Clemente". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "American Experience | George H.W. Bush". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012.