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American Experience Launches Jimmy Carter Site On PBS
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Twenty-two years ago he was overwhelmingly rejected by the American people. Today he is one of the most admired statesmen and humanitarians in the world.  His rapid ascent in politics, dramatic fall from grace, and remarkable resurrection are the subject of ďJimmy Carter,Ē a new presidential biography from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE available online and airing on PBS Monday and Tuesday, November 11 and 12, at 9pm.
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American Experience Launches Jimmy Carter Site On PBS
 
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ONLINE is produced by WGBH Interactive, Boston, which produces Web sites supporting WGBH national series such as NOVA, Antiques Roadshow and ARTHUR. The WGBH Educational Foundation is the single largest producer of primetime television programs and Web sites seen nationally on PBS and PBS.org.
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Visit American Experienceís Jimmy Carter site to check out these features:

Brokering Peace: Carterís unprecedented efforts at Camp David brought Arabs and Jews together, establishing a framework for peace in the Middle East.  See the negotiations through the eyes of the participants and witness Carterís role in brokering peace at the landmark meetings that led to 1978ís groundbreaking agreement between Israel and Egypt.

Camp Davidís Legacy: Learn why Carter's peace accords were substantial and historic.  Read an analysis of the Camp David negotiations by historian Betty Glad, Olin D. Johnston Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. 

444-Days: America Reacts: How did the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis ó one of Americaís first encounters with terrorism ó affect the nation?  Revisit four days from the crisis: watch video clips of period news footage and read first-hand reactions.

After the White House: Jimmy Carter has redefined the role of ex-President, not only working for peace but also fighting disease worldwide.  His most successful health effort is the near-total eradication of Guinea worm disease.  Learn about the illness and Carterís involvement in the project, watch a film clip of Carter in the field with people who have the disease, and track the reported cases of Guinea worm disease over the last five years on an interactive map of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Boyhood on the Farm: Read excerpts from Carterís memoir, An Hour Before Daylight, about his rural Georgia childhood and watch footage shot on the family farm near Plains, Georgia.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Online serves an average of 3.3 million pages of history content to visitors every month. American Experience sites have been critically acclaimed by Yahoo!, Netscape, Yahooligans!, TV Guide Onlineís WebGuide, USA Today, TipWorld, The Scout Report, UK Plus Site of the Day, Surfng the Net with Kids, and Learning in Motionís Top Ten List.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ONLINE is produced by WGBH Interactive, Boston, which produces Web sites supporting WGBH national series such as NOVA, Antiques Roadshow and ARTHUR. The WGBH Educational Foundation is the single largest producer of primetime television programs and Web sites seen nationally on PBS and PBS.org.

PBS Online
PBS.org, PBSís award-winning site on the World Wide Web, produces high-quality Web programming as it pioneers the convergence of television and the Internet. PBS.org features more than 150,000 pages of content as well as companion Web sites for more than 500 PBS programs and specials, and is the #1 ďdot-orgĒ Web site in the world. (Source: Nielsen NetRatings)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Major funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. National corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual and The Scotts Company. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.
 
 

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