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, 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: Oct 23, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 60m
S3, EP5 "Crimes of the Century"
ON DEMAND
Colorized footage reveals America's most notorious criminals, gruesome murders and courtroom dramas.
Original Air Date: Oct 22, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 60m
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.
Original Air Date: Oct 21, 2020 • 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, 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: Oct 20, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 60m
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