Films: Technology

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 Alaska Pipeline

Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.


The Boy in the Bubble

The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.


Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge : 1 hr

After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.


grand central

Grand Central : 1 hr

A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.


The Great Fever

Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.


The Great Transatlantic Cable

The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.


Race to the Moon

The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.


Streamliners

Streamliners: America's Lost Trains : 1 hr

The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.




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.


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.


Relevant Now

freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer