ADVANCE February 2024



In the early 20th century, hundreds of companies were experimenting with vehicles to bring power farming to agriculture. By 1929, Deere, Ford and International Harvester were among the few dozen companies that remained, but the tractor form we recognize today had finally emerged and began rapidly replacing muscle as the primary source of power on the farm.

Tractor Wars premieres February 26 at 6:30 p.m.


From the blues to hip hop, Black Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. Musical styles come and go, but there’s one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage and wisdom from the pulpit to the choir lofts on any given Sunday—gospel. This new history series from Henry Louis Gates Jr. digs deep into the origin story of Black spirituality through sermon and song.

Gospel airs February 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. each evening.

AMERICA: THE LAND WE LIVE IN In the 19th century, a group of daring writers and artists set out across the country to collect epic stories and drawings of America’s national wonders. Their pieces were collected in America’s very first travel guide—Picturesque America. Now, two modern day explorers retrace the steps of those early artists, following clues hidden in the guide to uncover the featured locations, and explore the culture and beauty in each place. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: FLY WITH ME This new episode of American Experience is a story about new frontiers for working women and the constraints of traditional notions of femininity. It’s about both exploitation and activism, and pitched battles within the courtrooms of the United States. Maligned as feminist sellouts and sluts, stewardesses knew they were on the frontlines of a battle to assert gender equality and transform the workplace. American Experience: Fly With Me airs February 20 at 8 p.m.

America: The Land We Live In airs February 28 at 9:30 p.m.


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