American Experience (season 5)

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American Experience (season 5)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 12
Release
Original network PBS
Original release September 20, 1992 (1992-09-20) – March 1, 1993 (1993-03-01)
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List of American Experience episodes

Season five of the television program American Experience originally aired on the PBS network in the United States on September 20, 1992 and concluded on March 1, 1993. The season contained 12 new episodes and began with the first part of The Kennedys film, "The Father, 1900–1961".

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Categories Original air date
571"The Kennedys (Part 1)"[1]James A. Devinney, David Espar, Marilyn H. Mellowes & Phillip WhiteheadBiographies, Politics, PresidentsSeptember 20, 1992 (1992-09-20)

  • Part 1: "The Father, 1900–1961"
582"The Kennedys (Part 2)"David Espar & James A. DevinneyBiographies, Politics, PresidentsSeptember 21, 1992 (1992-09-21)

  • Part 2: "The Sons, 1961–1980"
593"The Donner Party"[2]Ric BurnsThe American WestOctober 28, 1992 (1992-10-28)
[a]4"Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II"William Miles & Nina Rosenblum[a]November 11, 1992 (1992-11-11)
605"George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King"[8]David SutherlandBiographies, PresidentsNovember 18, 1992 (1992-11-18)
616"Last Stand at Little Big Horn"[9]Paul SteklerNative American HistoryNovember 25, 1992 (1992-11-25)
627"If You Knew Sousa"[10]Tom SpainPopular CultureDecember 9, 1992 (1992-12-09)
638"Simple Justice"[11]Helaine HeadCivil RightsJanuary 18, 1993 (1993-01-18)
The film dramatizes the struggle of Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall to achieve racial justice. The film is in part based on the book, Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality, by Richard Kluger.
649"Knute Rockne and His Fighting Irish"[12]Diane Garey & Lawrence HottBiographiesJanuary 25, 1993 (1993-01-25)
6510"Sit Down and Fight"[13]Charlotte Mitchell ZwerinBiographiesFebruary 1, 1993 (1993-02-01)
6611"Rachel Carson's Silent Spring"[14]Neil GoodwinThe Natural EnvironmentFebruary 8, 1993 (1993-02-08)
6712"Goin' Back to T–Town"[15]Samuel D. Pollard & Joyce VaughnBiographies, Civil RightsMarch 1, 1993 (1993-03-01)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The film episode Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II is not shown among an alphabetical listing of films on the American Experience series website.[3] However, the film aired as an American Experience installment on November 11, 1992.[4][5] The claim that the racially segregated all-black 761st Tank Battalion and 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion liberated the Nazi death camps Dachau and Buchenwald in April 1945 was refuted.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Experience | The Kennedys". PBS. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "American Experience | The Donner Party". PBS. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Alphabetical | Films: L". PBS. American Experience. Archived from the original on September 19, 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  4. ^ O'Connor, John J. (November 11, 1992). "Review/Television; America's Black Army And a Dual War Front". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  5. ^ Scott, Tony (November 10, 1992). "Review: 'The American Experience Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II'". Variety. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  6. ^ "WNET Calls WWII Documentary 'Flawed' : Television: The Station Says 'Liberators,' Which Credited Black Battalions for Freeing Nazi Death Camps, Had Factual Errors. The Makers Reject the Findings". Los Angeles Times. September 9, 1993. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  7. ^ Bernstein, Richard (March 1, 1993). "Doubts Mar PBS Film of Black Army Unit". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  8. ^ "American Experience | George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King". PBS. Archived from the original on March 13, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  9. ^ "American Experience | Last Stand at Little Big Horn". PBS. Archived from the original on December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "American Experience | If You Knew Sousa". PBS. Archived from the original on October 8, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  11. ^ "American Experience | Simple Justice". PBS. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  12. ^ "American Experience | Knute Rockne and His Fighting Irish". PBS. Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  13. ^ "American Experience | Sit Down and Fight". PBS. Archived from the original on March 4, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  14. ^ "American Experience | Rachel Carson's Silent Spring". PBS. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  15. ^ "American Experience | Goin' Back to T-Town". PBS. Archived from the original on May 30, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012.