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.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The Kennedys : 3 hrs
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Klansville U.S.A. : 1 hr
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Last Days in Vietnam : 2 hrs
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
LBJ : 4 hrs
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
The story of the dramatic post-World War II tribunal that brought Nazi leaders to justice and defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day.
Oklahoma City : 2 hrs
A cautionary tale of hate in America.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The Race Underground : 1 hr
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway
Rachel Carson : 2 hrs
She set out to save a species… us.
Reagan : 270 mins
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
Ruby Ridge : 1 hr
A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Truman : 280 mins
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
U.S. Grant: Warrior : 90 mins
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
We Shall Remain : 5 hrs
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
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