This five-part series examines the political and cultural life of America during a tumultuous decade -- and draws parallels to our current age. Beginning with the stock market crash of 1929, the series looks at the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the construction of the Hoover Dam, the catastrophic drought that created the Dust Bowl and an unlikely hero: Seabiscuit.Premiere Date: August 20, 2009 | Runtime: 00:01:02
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American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.