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American Experience

Chasing the Moon: Part 2, Earthrise

"Earthrise" covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. As Americans moved through the 60s and reflect on the challenges ahead, many begin to wonder: What exactly is it going to take to beat the Soviets to the moon?

Saturday, July 20 at 3:00 pm on 12.1


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  • Wednesday, July 17 at 9:00 pm on 12.1
  • Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 am on 12.1

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As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.