American Experience (season 9)

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American Experience (season 9)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 20
Release
Original network PBS
Original release October 6, 1996 (1996-10-06) – July 28, 1997 (1997-07-28)
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List of American Experience episodes

Season nine of the television program American Experience originally aired on the PBS network in the United States on October 6, 1996 and concluded on July 28, 1997. The season contained 20 new episodes and began with the first part of the film TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt. The 11-part Vietnam: A Television History miniseries was a rebroadcast of the production originally shown in 13 episodes during 1983. Episode two "The First Vietnam War" and episode 13 "Legacies" were dropped from the 1997 rebroadcast. Episode 12 "The End of the Tunnel (1973–1975)" was rebroadcast as "The Fall of Saigon" for the 1997 airing.

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
931"TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part 1)"[1]David GrubinBiographies, Politics, PresidentsOctober 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
942"TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part 2)"David GrubinBiographies, Politics, PresidentsOctober 7, 1996 (1996-10-07)
953"The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie"[2]Austin HoytBiographiesJanuary 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
964"Hawaii's Last Queen"[3]Vivian DucatBiographiesJanuary 27, 1997 (1997-01-27)
975"The Telephone"[4]Karen Goodman & Kirk SimonTechnologyFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
986"Big Dream, Small Screen"[5]David DuganTechnologyFebruary 10, 1997 (1997-02-10)
997"New York Underground"[6]Elena MannesTechnologyFebruary 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
1008"Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern"[7]Steven Ascher & Jeanne JordanBiographies, Technology, The Natural EnvironmentApril 14, 1997 (1997-04-14)
1019"Around the World in 72 Days"[8]Christine LesiakBiographies, Popular CultureApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
10210"Gold Fever"[9]Susan SteinbergThe American WestMay 12, 1997 (1997-05-12)
103 11* "Vietnam: A Television History (Parts 1–2)"[10]Judith Vecchione (Part 1)
Elizabeth Deane (Part 2)
Politics, WarMay 26, 1997 (1997-05-26)

  • Part 1: "Roots of a War (1945–1953)"
  • Part 2: "America's Mandarin (1954–1963)"
10412"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 3)"Austin HoytPolitics, WarJune 2, 1997 (1997-06-02)

  • Part 3: "LBJ Goes to War (1964–1965)"
10513"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 4)"Andrew PearsonPolitics, WarJune 9, 1997 (1997-06-09)

  • Part 4: "America Takes Charge (1965–1967)"
10614"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 5)"Martin SmithPolitics, WarJune 16, 1997 (1997-06-16)

  • Part 5: "America's Enemy (1954–1967)"
10715"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 6)"Austin HoytPolitics, WarJune 23, 1997 (1997-06-23)

  • Part 6: "Tet 1968"
10816"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 7)"Martin SmithPolitics, WarJune 30, 1997 (1997-06-30)

  • Part 7: "Vietnamizing the War (1968–1973)"
10917"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 8)"Bruce PallingPolitics, WarJuly 7, 1997 (1997-07-07)

  • Part 8: "Cambodia and Laos"
11018"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 9)"Martin SmithPolitics, WarJuly 14, 1997 (1997-07-14)

  • Part 9: "Peace is at Hand (1968–1973)"
11119"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 10)"Elizabeth DeanePolitics, WarJuly 21, 1997 (1997-07-21)

  • Part 10: "Homefront USA"
11220"Vietnam: A Television History (Part 11)"Elizabeth DeanePolitics, WarJuly 28, 1997 (1997-07-28)

  • Part 11: "The Fall of Saigon"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Experience | TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt". PBS. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "American Experience | The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie". PBS. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ "American Experience | Hawaii's Last Queen". PBS. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "American Experience | The Telephone". PBS. Archived from the original on December 2, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American Experience | Big Dream, Small Screen". PBS. Archived from the original on March 16, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "American Experience | New York Underground". PBS. Archived from the original on March 25, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "American Experience | Troublesome Creek". PBS. Archived from the original on November 26, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "American Experience | Around the World in 72 Days". PBS. Archived from the original on October 13, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "American Experience | Gold Fever". PBS. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "American Experience | Vietnam: A Television History". PBS. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012.