Films: 1941 - 1950

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.


Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge : 90 mins

The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest and bloodiest single battle American soldiers ever fought.


The Berlin Airlift

After the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, British and American pilots delivered tons of food and fuel to the German city by airplane for nearly a year.


The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.


Kinsey

With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.


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."


Streamliners

Streamliners: America's Lost Trains : 1 hr

The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.




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.


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


death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

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