American Experience

Trailer | Plague at the Golden Gate

Preview: Season 34 Episode 4 | 1m 46s

Follow the gripping story of the race against time to save San Francisco and the nation from an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900.

Airing: 05/24/22

Rating: NR

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When Blue Jeans Got a Bad Name

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When Blue Jeans Got a Bad Name

Over the fourth of July weekend in 1947, 4,000 motorcycle riders roared into Hollister, California for a three-day rally. The small town woke to motorcyclists in an unusual uniform: leather jackets and blue jeans.

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