New ‘American Experience’ stories feature Everglades, Sealab and more

Discover new incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Television’s most-watched history series, “American Experience,” returns to Arizona PBS Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. throughout the winter with a mixture of new stories and some of the “Best of” programs from recent years.

Jan. 15: The Swamp

New — Explore the story of Florida’s Everglades, America’s greatest wetland. A tale of greed, hubris and destruction, the film chronicles the repeated efforts to conquer what was once seen as a useless wasteland and the passionate efforts to preserve it. Watch via Passport.

Jan. 22: The Big Burn

In August 1910, a massive wildfire swept across the Northern Rockies, devouring more than three million acres in 36 hours. The catastrophe would define the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and the nation’s fire policy for much of the 20th century. Watch online.

Jan. 29: Surviving the Dust Bowl

Travel back to the 1930s, when dust storms ravaged the parched and overplowed southern plains, turning bountiful wheat fields into desert. Disease, hardship and death followed, yet people stayed, refusing to give up on their land and way of life. Watch online.

Feb. 12: Sealab

New — Discover the mostly forgotten story of the U.S. Navy’s daring and groundbreaking Sealab program, whose “Aquanauts” tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized our understanding of underseas exploration. Watch online.

Feb. 17: Into the Amazon

Discover the remarkable story of the perilous 1914 journey of Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the dark and deadly heart of the Amazon rainforest. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin and Wagner Moura.

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