Films: 1901 - 1910

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.


Emma Goldman

The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.


grand central

Grand Central : 1 hr

A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.


Las Vegas: An Unconventional History

Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."


Minik, the Lost Eskimo

In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.


Murder of the Century

A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.


Theodore Roosevelt

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt

Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.




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

freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer