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.
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.