Films: 1961 - 1970

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.


New York

New York: The Center of the World

Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.


Richard Nixon

Nixon

Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.


Oswald's Ghost

A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.


The Pill

The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.


Race to the Moon

The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.


American Experience

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring : 1 hr

Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.


Return With Honor

American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.


RFK

The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.


Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis : 1 hr

The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.


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.


silicon valley

Silicon Valley : 90 mins

Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.


Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising : 90 mins

In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.


Summer of Love

In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.


Two Days in October

Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.


Vietnam: A Television History

This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.


 We Shall Remain

We Shall Remain : 5 hrs

The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.


American Experience

The World That Moses Built : 1 hr

Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.



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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.


Relevant Now

The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists : 3 hrs

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


death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

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