Films: 1971 - 1980
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.
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.
Last Days in Vietnam : 2 hrs
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
The Amish : 2 hrs
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The Mormons : 2 hrs
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
War Letters : 1 hr
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
Silicon Valley : 90 mins
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Jimmy Carter : 2 hrs
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Reagan : 270 mins
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Earth Days : 2 hrs
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The Kennedys : 3 hrs
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.