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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.

Las Vegas: An Unconventional History

Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."

Last Days in Vietnam

Last Days in Vietnam : 2 hrs

With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?

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The Last Stand At Little Big Horn : 1 hr

The quick battle with no white survivors that pitted Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse against General George Custer, told from both sides.

Lyndon B. Johnson

LBJ : 4 hrs

Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men - Revisited : 1 hr

An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.

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The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter : 1 hr

A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.


The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.

The Living Weapon

The Living Weapon : 1 hr

The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.

The Lobotomist

The Lobotomist : 1 hr

A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.

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Los Mineros : 1 hr

The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.

Lost in the Grand Canyon

John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.

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Love in the Cold War : 1 hr

An American Communist family that had fled to Moscow in the late 1920s, return to America in 1935 but can not bring their 5-year-old son.

Producer Picks


JFK : 4 hrs

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

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.

freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer