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.
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.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
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 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln : 90 mins
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.
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.
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.
LBJ : 4 hrs
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. 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.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.