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.
Blackout : 1 hr
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
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.
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.