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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.

murder of a president

Murder of a President : 2 hrs

The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.

The Mine Wars

The Mine Wars : 2 hrs

The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore : 1 hr

High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

My Lai

My Lai : 90 mins

Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.

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JFK : 4 hrs

The latest addition to our Peabody Award-winning Presidents collection, JFK is a four-hour biopic of our 35th president.

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freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer