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.
Ballad of a Mountain Man : 1 hr
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Barnum's Big Top : 1 hr
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
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 : 90 mins
The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest and bloodiest single battle American soldiers ever fought.
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 : 1 hr
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
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 : 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.
Blackout : 1 hr
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
The Bombing of Germany : 1 hr
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
Bonnie & Clyde : 1 hr
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Buffalo Bill : 1 hr
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West