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.
Panama Canal : 90 mins
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Pearl Harbor - Surprise And Remembrance : 90 mins
A minute-by-minute account, on both sides of the Pacific, leading up to the surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
The Perfect Crime : 1 hr
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
The Pilgrims : 2 hrs
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The Poisoner's Handbook : 2 hrs
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The Polio Crusade : 1 hr
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.