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.
Ruby Ridge : 1 hr
A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.
The Race Underground : 1 hr
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway
Rachel Carson : 2 hrs
She set out to save a species… us.
Reagan : 270 mins
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Ripley: Believe It or Not : 1 hr
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The Rockefellers : 2 hrs
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Roads to Memphis : 1 hr
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
Robert E. Lee : 90 mins
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Riding the Rails : 1 hr
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Roberto Clemente : 1 hr
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.