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.


Blackout : 1 hr

What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?

The Big Burn

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.

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

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.

Producer Picks

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


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.