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.
Telegrams from the Dead : 1 hr
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
Test Tube Babies : 1 hr
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
That Rhythm, Those Blues : 1 hr
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Triangle Fire : 1 hr
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
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.
Tupperware! : 1 hr
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.