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 unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Buffalo Bill : 1 hr
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Geronimo : 1 hr
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.