The Future of America's Past

In THE FUTURE OF AMERICA'S PAST, notable scholar Ed Ayers takes viewers to the sites of complex and evocative chapters in American history. Throughout the series, Ayers meets with public historians working to preserve the past, from National Park Service rangers to curators and community activists. He visits the sites - both familiar and unknown - of monumental events, and brings on guests who offer a range of perspectives.

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This Old House | E38 | Saratoga Legacy Restored | Pantry Problems
Ask This Old House | E38 | Pond Maintenance, Demilune Table | Ask This Old House
American Anthems | Let The Words Come Out
The Great Muslim American Road Trip | A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Tulsa to Albuquerque
The Green Planet | Water Worlds
Expedition | Saudi Arabia: Expedition Volcanic Underworld
Grantchester | Episode 1
Doc World | Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 1: Kingdom
America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston | Idaho: Tied to the Land
Antiques Roadshow | RECUT: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Part 1
Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness | Resilience
Mark Twain Prize | Jon Stewart: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
Endeavour | Episode 1: Striker
The Laura Flanders Show | Dollars and Democracy: Participatory Budgeting
Planet California | Rivers of Gold
Hotel Portofino | First Impressions
Don Quixote in Newark | Don Quixote in Newark
David Holt's State of Music | John Doyle, Andrew Finn Magill, and Will MacMorran
The Doo Wop Project | The Doo Wop Project
American Masters | Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
NOVA | Ice Age Footprints
Great Performances | Great Performances: Keeping Company with Sondheim
Local, USA | A Tale of Three Chinatowns
Colombia - Wild and Free | From the Pacific to the Andes
Gershwin Prize | Lionel Richie: Gershwin Prize
Independent Lens | Scenes From The Glittering World
America ReFramed | Daughter of a Lost Bird
Ridley Road | Episode 1
Les Stroud's Wild Harvest | Foraged Plants From Europe
If Everyone Knew | If Everyone Knew
Nature | Portugal: Wild Land on the Edge
Changing Planet | Episode 1
We Remember: Songs of Survivors | We Remember: Songs of Survivors
Finding Your Roots | Where Did We Come From?
The Trick | The Trick
Sanditon | Episode 6
Chamber Music Society Returns | Bringing Down the House