When you think of Silicon Valley, do you think of a place? An era? A person? A movement? What is its relevance in history or to American culture? Have you been there? What did you think? Share your story with American Experience.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
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.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.