american experience

Most-Watched History Channel

The American channel ‘American Experience’ is the most-watched as it comes to history. It brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present, Tuesdays at 9 pm on PBS. The tv-show ‘Riveted’ is coming with ‘The History of Jeans’ where you can discover the fascinating story of this iconic American garment.

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The Content Of The TV-Show

‘The History of Jeans’ reveals the fascinating and surprising story of this iconic American garment. At any given moment, half the people on the planet are wearing them. They have become a staple of clothing the world over, worn by everyone from presidents and supermodels to farmers and artists. More than just an item of apparel, America’s tangled past is woven into the indigo blue fabric. From its roots in slavery to its connection to the Wild West, youth culture, the civil rights movement, rock and roll, hippies, high fashion, and hip-hop, jeans are the canvas on which the history of American ideology and politics are writ large.

The Premiere Of The Full Episode

While the full episode will premiere on the 7th of February, you can also watch the trailer here below. And, don’t forget to watch the extra video on their site called ‘When blue jeans got a bad name’. This goes about the fourth of July weekend in 1947, when 4,000 motorcycle riders wearing leather jackets and blue jeans roared into Hollister, California. You can watch that video here.

https://weta.org/watch/shows/american-experience/riveted-history-jeans

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.