America in Color

S3, EP6 "Small Town Life"
ON DEMAND
Colorized home movies from the early 20th Century reveal day-to-day life in small towns across the country.
Original Air Date: Dec 22, 2019 • Smithsonian Channel • 48m
S3, EP5 "Crimes of the Century"
ON DEMAND
Colorized footage reveals America's most notorious criminals, gruesome murders and courtroom dramas.
Original Air Date: Dec 15, 2019 • Smithsonian Channel • 48m
S3, EP4 "Made in the USA"
ON DEMAND
Archival footage shows how technological innovations, two world wars and consumerism helped build the richest economy in the world.
Smithsonian Channel • 60m
S3, EP3 "Alaska"
ON DEMAND
Known as America's last frontier, colorized film shows the Alaskan wilderness before and during the gold rush of 1896.
Original Air Date: Dec 01, 2019 • Smithsonian Channel • 48m
S3, EP2 "Disasters"
ON DEMAND
A look at the Hindenberg crash, the San Francisco earthquake and other disasters of the early 20th century through colorized home movies and archival footage.
Original Air Date: Nov 24, 2019 • Smithsonian Channel • 48m
S3, EP1 "Coming to America"
ON DEMAND
Rare footage tracks different immigrant families searching for the American dream, including Albert Einstein in Germany, a Russian-Jewish family in Maine, a Mexican-American family in Texas, and a child of Italian immigrants, Frank Sinatra.
Original Air Date: Nov 17, 2019 • Smithsonian Channel • 48m