April 3 | Grades 9–12

Programming Highlights

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart | American Masters
She might not have that much name recognition as other trailblazing Black activist and artists, but she should. Watch to get the Black LGBTQ artist, playwright,  journalist, activist and rebel powerhouse that was Lorraine Hansberry.

McCarthy | American Experience
The 1950s were good times for conspiracy theorists, especially from 1950 to around 1954 thanks to Joseph McCarthy, who, free of restraint or oversight, led an actual witch hunt that thrived on bullying, intimidation, grandiose showmanship and cruel victimization of many innocent Americans.

Joseph McCarthy | Still from “McCarthy | American Experience”


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12:30 p.m. Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart | American Masters
Question | Answer
Lorraine Hansberry – Discussion Questions
Impact of the Red Scare and McCarthyism: Lorraine Hansberry’s FBI Files – Activity

2:30 p.m. McCarthy | American Experience
Question | Answer
A McCarthy Timeline – Document
Communism’s Appeal Grows during the Great Depression – Teaching Tips

Additional Resources

The Hudsons: At Home in a Lasting Love
Meet Joe and Delores Hudson, a Trona couple who have been together for 60 years and learn about changes their town has faced.

Joe and Delores Hudson in front of Esparza Family Restaurant in Trona, CA, 2015. | Osceola Refetoff.

Saint Valentine’s Day: Sweethearts Even Now, After Decades of Love
It might not be Valentine’s Day, but we could all use a little love, especially if it’s from a few sweethearts who have been together longer than a few of us have been born.

The Black Cat: Harbinger of LGBTQ Civil Rights
Read about how suspicion of communism infiltrated the entertainment industry and émigrés working in Hollywood soon faced exile from their newly adopted homeland.

Protests outside the Black Cat bar, Feb. 11, 1967. Photo courtesy of the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries.

From Contract to Blacklist: Hollywood Exile Experience
Read about how suspicion of communism infiltrated the entertainment industry and émigrés working in Hollywood soon faced exile from their newly adopted homeland.

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'Endeavour' returns for an all-new season

In Season 7, Endeavour and his colleagues enter a new decade and era of change. Opening on New Year’s Eve 1969, normal order has been resumed and the team reunited, but the events of the past year have left their mark.

253 food shows you can watch right now (no membership required)

If there's one thing we haven't stopped doing lately, it's eating. So we figured it was a perfect time for a list of food shows. All of these shows are available to watch right now without a membership. Just click the links and press play.

American Experience presents 'Reagan'

Re-examine the life and career of Ronald Reagan, America's most ideological president in his rhetoric, yet pragmatic in his actions. His vision of America divided the nation, yet no matter what people thought of him politically, Reagan always won them over personally.