Go behind-the-scenes of TV's longest-running, most-watched history series, and get to know the filmmakers, producers, historians, and series staff that make history come alive.
Watch American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels describe what's coming in February to PBS. The Amish: Shunned centers on seven people who have been shunned as well as voices from the Amish community defending the practice. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were emblematic figures that became legend. The Rise and Fall of Penn Station is about a railroad company's effort to conquer Manhattan.
Check out what's coming up in January 2014 on American Experience. Watch this three-minute video in which our Executive Producer Mark Samels details our new films premiering in January, and read the synopses below. (Our Coming in February video is coming soon!)
Calling all history buffs: We need your help this week -- and your videos! This month marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address. Help us honor the occasion by sending us a video of you, your students, or your child reciting the Address. We need your videos by NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13!! If your video is selected, it will be one of many featured on the American Experience website and social media sites.
Watch a short video about what is coming to AMERICAN EXPERIENCE during our 25th anniversary season this October and November, with a message from Executive Producer Mark Samels. The season kicks off with "War of the Worlds" on October 29, followed by "JFK" on November 11 & 12.
Just as the weather starts heating up, many offices start slowing down, but not here at AMERICAN EXPERIENCE! With five hours of new programming, including our epic two-part documentary on JFK premiering in the fall, our staff has been hard at work. In June alone we have already had five screenings for various films in different levels of production. While this has become old hat to everyone here on staff, we realize that our viewers may not always be aware of the process our films go through before they air.
Watch a short video about our upcoming Winter shows, with a message from Executive Producer Mark Samels. We hope you enjoy our upcoming Winter schedule, which kicks off with "The Abolitionists" on your local PBS station as a three night event January 8, 15, and 22 at 9/8C.
Jan 8, 9pm: The Abolitionists, Part 1
Jan 15, 9pm: The Abolitionists, Part 2
Jan 22, 9pm: The Abolitionists, Part 3
Jan 29, 9pm: Henry Ford
Feb 5, 9pm: Andrew Carnegie (repeat)
Feb 12, 8pm: John D. Rockefeller (repeat)
Feb 19, 8pm: Silicon Valley