Riding The Rails: American Experience

Season 10, Episode 1 of 1

During the Depression-era of the 1930s, tens of thousands of teenagers hopped freight trains in search of a better life elsewhere. What they discovered was a mixture of adventure, camaraderie, hardship and loneliness. They saw a country in turmoil and found experiences that impacted them for the rest of their lives -- their ultimate freedom traded for despair, lack of jobs, and even death. Through first-hand accounts, "The American Experience" recalls the stories of teen drifters crisscrossing America during tough times.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
5/24/2010
9 p.m.
5/25/2010
2 a.m.
2/28/2011
10 p.m.
3/1/2011
3 a.m.
7/19/2011
9 p.m.
7/20/2011
2 a.m.
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