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 Lobotomist

The Lobotomist : 1 hr

A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart : 1 hr

The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.

Portrait of the Kennedy family

The Kennedys : 3 hrs

A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.

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.

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


JFK : 4 hrs

The latest addition to our Peabody Award-winning Presidents collection, JFK is a four-hour biopic of our 35th president.

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freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer