Films: T

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.


American Experience

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.


The Telephone

Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.


Test Tube Babies

Test Tube Babies : 1 hr

The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.


American Experience

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.


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.


Transcontinental Railroad

Transcontinental Railroad

The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.


The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer : 2 hrs

A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.


Triangle Fire

Triangle Fire : 1 hr

It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.


Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern

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.


Harry Truman

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!

Tupperware! : 1 hr

This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.


Two Days in October

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




Producer Picks

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

death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War


freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer