This biography of Ulysses S. Grant paints a revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders. In 2011 AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will rebroadcast this film as U.S. Grant: Warrior, an abridged 90-minute version of the film, focusing on Grant as a Civil War hero and a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in WWII to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest and bloodiest single battle American soldiers ever fought.