Films: G

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.


American Experience

G-Men - The Rise of J. Edgar Hoover : 1 hr

Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.


George H.W. Bush

George H. W. Bush : 3 hrs

A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.


George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire

The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.


American Experience

George Washington - The Man Who Wouldn't Be King : 1 hr

Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.


Geronimo

Geronimo : 1 hr

The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.


American Experience

Geronimo and the Apache Resistance : 1 hr

The Native American leader fought against U.S. expansion onto Apache tribal land. The story of a tragic collision of two civilizations.


American Experience

God Bless America and Poland Too : 1 hr

A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.


God in America

God in America : 6 hrs

For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.


American Experience

Goin' Back To T-Town : 1 hr

The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.


Gold Fever

The Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory saw 100,000 people make the treacherous journey in search of riches.


The Gold Rush

The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.


Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge : 1 hr

After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.


grand central

Grand Central : 1 hr

A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.


Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam : 90 mins

The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.


American Experience

The Great Air Race of 1924 : 1 hr

The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.


Great Famine

The Great Famine : 1 hr

The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.


The Great Fever

Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.


The Great San Francisco Earthquake

Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.


The Great Transatlantic Cable

The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.


American Experience

The Great War - 1918 : 1 hr

With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.


The Greely Expedition

The Greely Expedition : 1 hr

A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.


Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.




Producer Picks

jfk

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

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