Alone on the Ice (#1104)
In June 1934, Richard Byrd lay alone in a small hut below the polar ice, hovering near death. No one before Byrd had ever experienced winter in the interior of the Antarctic. In an age of heroes, he was one of America's greatest. An explorer, aviation pioneer and scientist, Byrd was also an egotist, risk-taker, heavy drinker -- and, his critics claim, a fraud who took credit for the accomplishments of others. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Premiering on PBS' American Experience October 29, 2013, around the 75th anniversary of Welles' original broadcast. A... 00:31
Last year, a University of Michigan grad student applied for an internship at American Experience. He ended up with a... 03:00
The story behind the world's largest sculpture and the shrine of democracy. 00:30
Premieres Feb. 5, 2013 // Silicon Valley scientists met at The Wagon Wheel for drinks, networking, and camaraderie.... 02:58
Premieres Feb. 5, 2013 // Robert Noyce sees the technical reports on the transistor and knew it was the future. As an... 03:04
- Watch more video from this program »
Series Description: 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.
All Upcoming Episodes
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.