Last year, a University of Michigan grad student applied for an internship at American Experience. He ended up with a Story By credit on War of the Worlds.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.