American Experience

  • April 28, 2015  

    The fall of Saigon is a story we think we know, says filmmaker Rory Kennedy. But in “Last Days in Vietnam,” a new documentary airing on PBS’ American Experience, the people who were there tell the almost unbelievable stories of what actually happened. Kennedy joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the chaos of those final hours, the human cost of war and lessons for the U.S. today. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2011  

    “Freedom Riders,” a documentary that will air Monday on PBS’ American Experience, revisits a group of young men and women who boarded commercial buses headed for the Deep South during the civil rights movement. Judy Woodruff discusses the risks and rewards with Rep. John Lewis and a young man who participated in a reenactment. Continue reading