Films: Politics

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.


Emma Goldman

The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.


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.


Hijacked

In September 1970, militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked five commercial airplanes.


The Nuremberg Trials

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.


RFK

The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.


Theodore Roosevelt

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt

Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.


Two Days in October

Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.




Producer Picks

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.


jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

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


Relevant Now

freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer