America in Color

America in Color

  • TV-PG
  • 2017
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.3  (313)

America in Color, a five-part series from Smithsonian Channel, presents many iconic moments in U.S. history as never before seen - using artistry and cutting-edge technology to transform black-and-white films and photographs from the 1920s to the 1960s. Decade by decade, the story of America, its people and its culture are given new life and shown in vibrant color for the first time.

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Small Town Life
6. Small Town Life
December 22, 2019
At the turn of the 20th century, two-thirds of Americans live in small towns, but by the 1960s, only a third remain. Some are lured to cities by the promise of opportunity and money, while others move there to escape racism and intolerance. Through it all, the myth of these quaint, harmonious communities continues to burn powerfully in the minds of many. This is the story of small town America, from soap box derbies and Will Rogers' charm to postwar poverty and the Great Migration, presented in color.
Crimes of the Century
5. Crimes of the Century
December 15, 2019
Colourised film provides a vivid look at America's shocking history.
Made in the USA
4. Made in the USA
December 8, 2019
At the turn of the 20th century, 29 million Americans are working and 40% of them are farmers. Over the decades, factories expand like never before, two world wars speed up technological change, and by the 1950s, American workers have the highest wages and consumer power of any country in the world. This is the story of the men and women who built the American Dream, presented entirely in color through digitally remastered archival footage and home movies.
Alaska
3. Alaska
December 1, 2019
At the dawn of the 20th century, most Americans think of Alaska as an icy unpopulated wilderness, but one event will change everything: the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896. Through remastered and colorized news footage and home movies, witness Alaska's evolution from a frozen wasteland at the edge of the world to the 49th state to join the Union in 1959. From boomtowns to volcanic blasts to Japanese invasions, this is the story of America's last frontier as you have never seen it before.
Disasters
2. Disasters
November 24, 2019
The Hindenburg crash, the San Francisco earthquake, the Galveston hurricane, and the tri-state tornado are just a handful of disasters that slammed America during the first half of the 20th century. After each calamity struck, scientists and engineers raced to analyze the damage and collect data to better protect the public from future catastrophes. Witness these historic disasters in vivid color, and see how they shaped the nation and fostered better understanding of the world's geology.
Coming to America
1. Coming to America
November 17, 2019
From Einstein-mania to Sicilian pizza, see how immigrants changed America's identity, culture, and tastes.
Description

America in Color, a five-part series from Smithsonian Channel, presents many iconic moments in U.S. history as never before seen - using artistry and cutting-edge technology to transform black-and-white films and photographs from the 1920s to the 1960s. Decade by decade, the story of America, its people and its culture are given new life and shown in vibrant color for the first time.America in Color is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (17 episodes). The series first aired on July 2, 2017.

America in Color is available for streaming on the Smithsonian CHANNEL website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch America in Color on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 2, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (313)