Films: 1921 - 1930
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.
Edison : 2 hrs
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
God in America : 6 hrs
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Ripley: Believe It or Not : 1 hr
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The Poisoner's Handbook : 2 hrs
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Mount Rushmore : 1 hr
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
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 : 2 hrs
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The Crash of 1929 : 1 hr
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The Great Famine : 1 hr
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
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.
The Kennedys : 3 hrs
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.