American Experience (season 8)

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American Experience (season 8)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 9
Release
Original network PBS
Original release October 16, 1995 (1995-10-16) – February 26, 1996 (1996-02-26)
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List of American Experience episodes

Season eight of the television program American Experience originally aired on the PBS network in the United States on October 16, 1995 and concluded on February 26, 1996. The season contained nine new episodes and began with the film Murder of the Century.

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Categories Original air date
841"Murder of the Century"[1]Carl CharlsonPopular CultureOctober 16, 1995 (1995-10-16)
A 1906 murder of architect Stanford White by wealthy heir Harry Kendall Thaw over singer/model Evelyn Nesbit.
852"Edison's Miracle of Light"[2]John WalterBiographies, TechnologyOctober 23, 1995 (1995-10-23)
863"Chicago 1968"[3]Chana GazitPolitics, Popular CultureNovember 13, 1995 (1995-11-13)
The film examines the protest activity surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
874"The Orphan Trains"[4]Janet Graham & Edward GrayPopular CultureNovember 27, 1995 (1995-11-27)
885"Freedom on My Mind"[5]Connie Field & Marilyn MulfordCivil RightsJanuary 15, 1996 (1996-01-15)
896"Daley: The Last Boss"[6]Barak GoodmanBiographies, PoliticsJanuary 22, 1996 (1996-01-22)
907"The Battle Over Citizen Kane"[7]Michael Epstein & Thomas LennonPopular CultureJanuary 29, 1996 (1996-01-29)
918"The Wright Stuff"[8]Nancy PorterBiographies, TechnologyFebruary 12, 1996 (1996-02-12)
929"Spy in the Sky"[9]Linda GarmonTechnology, WarFebruary 26, 1996 (1996-02-26)
The film chronicles the 1960 U-2 incident involving CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers and the Lockheed U-2 spy plane that was shot down over Soviet airspace during the Cold War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Experience | Murder of the Century". PBS. Archived from the original on March 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "American Experience | Edison's Miracle of Light". PBS. Archived from the original on December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "American Experience | Chicago 1968". PBS. Archived from the original on May 30, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "American Experience | The Orphan Trains". PBS. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American Experience | Freedom on My Mind". PBS. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "American Experience | Daley: The Last Boss". PBS. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "American Experience | The Battle Over Citizen Kane". PBS. Archived from the original on January 3, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "American Experience | The Wright Stuff". PBS. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "American Experience | Spy in the Sky". PBS. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2012.