Sports have always had a significant role in American culture -- a role which has changed throughout history. Some of our greatest national heroes have been athletes. Who do you think has had the biggest impact on our country? Who is your favorite? Share your story with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, fighting to free Europe from Nazi occupation and end World War II.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.