Films: B

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.


American Experience

Ballad of a Mountain Man : 1 hr

Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.


American Experience

Barnum's Big Top : 1 hr

P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".


Bataan Rescue

In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.


The Battle Over Citizen Kane

Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.


American Experience

Battle for Wilderness : 1 hr

President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.


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 Big Burn

The Big Burn : 1 hr

Coming soon: AIR DATE TBD. It was the largest fire in American history.


Big Dream, Small Screen

A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.


Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid : 1 hr

The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.


The Bombing of Germany

The Bombing of Germany : 1 hr

During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.


The Boy in the Bubble

The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.


A Brilliant Madness

Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.


Buffalo Bill Cody

Buffalo Bill : 1 hr

William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.


Building the Alaska Highway

Building the Alaska Highway

The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid : 1 hr

A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West




Producer Picks

jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

The latest addition to our Peabody Award-winning Presidents collection, JFK is a four-hour biopic of our 35th president.


Relevant Now

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JFK : 4 hrs

The Fall of 2013 will mark the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination. No president since Kennedy has earned higher approval ratings.