Films: 1911 - 1920

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 Big Burn

The Big Burn : 1 hr

Coming soon: AIR DATE TBD. It was the largest fire in American history.


Triangle Fire

Triangle Fire : 1 hr

It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.


penn station

The Rise and Fall of Penn Station : 1 hr

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.


henry ford

Henry Ford : 2 hrs

The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.


The Rockefellers

The Rockefellers : 2 hrs

Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.


Panama Canal

Panama Canal : 90 mins

The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.


Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp : 1 hr

A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.




Producer Picks

Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising : 90 mins

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


jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

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


Relevant Now

jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

The Fall of 2013 will mark the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination. No president since Kennedy has earned higher approval ratings.


The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists : 3 hrs

January 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.