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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.


The Fall of Saigon

Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.


American Experience

A Family Gathering : 1 hr

The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.


Fatal Flood

Fatal Flood

In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.


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FDR : 4 hrs

Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.


Fidel Castro

Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.


The Fight

A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.


Fly Girls

During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.


American Experience

Forbidden City, USA : 1 hr

Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.


American Experience

Forever Baseball : 1 hr

A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.


Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders : 2 hrs

A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.


American Experience

Freedom on My Mind : 2 hrs

The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.


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Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.


American Experience

French Dance Tonight : 1 hr

French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.




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.


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

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Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War


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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.