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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.


On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, fighting to free Europe from Nazi occupation and end World War II.

American Experience

Daley, the Last Boss : 2 hrs

For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.

Daughter from Danang

The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.

death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.

American Experience

Demon Rum : 1 hr

Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.

Dinosaur Wars

Dinosaur Wars : 1 hr

The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.

American Experience

Do You Mean There Are Still Real Cowboys? : 1 hr

A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.

Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison : 90 mins

America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.

The Donner Party

The Donner Party : 90 mins

Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.

The Duel

Founding father Alexander Hamilton went up against political rival and former vice president Aaron Burr in one of history's most famous duels.

American Experience

Duke Ellington - Reminiscing in Tempo : 2 hrs

The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.

Producer Picks

Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising : 90 mins

Triangle Fire is one of three AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentaries to be honored with a win at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards.

Relevant Now

freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer