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.


The Alaska Pipeline

Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.


Citizen King

An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.


Eyes on the Prize

This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.


Fidel Castro

Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.


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."


Malcolm X - Make It Plain

Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.


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.


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.


RFK

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


Two Days in October

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




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

death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

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


The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists : 3 hrs

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