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 Boys of '36 : 1 hr
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
American Comandante : 1 hr
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
Last Days in Vietnam : 2 hrs
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
Klansville U.S.A. : 1 hr
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Cold War Roadshow : 1 hr
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
1964 : 2 hrs
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
JFK : 4 hrs
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Clinton : 4 hrs
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Dolley Madison : 90 mins
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Jimmy Carter : 2 hrs
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
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.
U.S. Grant: Warrior : 90 mins
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The Kennedys : 3 hrs
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
The Bombing of Germany : 1 hr
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
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.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. 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.
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.
LBJ : 4 hrs
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
We Shall Remain : 5 hrs
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.