Films: Recent Broadcasts

Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 250 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films.


The Bombing of Germany

The Bombing of Germany : 1 hr

During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.


Surviving the Dust Bowl

Surviving the Dust Bowl : 1 hr

The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.


Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente : 1 hr

Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.


The Living Weapon

The Living Weapon : 1 hr

The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.


Assassination of Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln : 90 mins

As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.



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Producer Picks

Triangle Fire

Triangle Fire : 1 hr

Triangle Fire is one of three AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentaries to be honored with a win at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards.


Relevant Now

death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War