Verne Woods was a young pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps when he was shot down over the French countryside on New Year’s Eve in 1943. Browse his photos and read excerpts from his interview with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.