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.


Triangle Fire

Triangle Fire : 1 hr

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


penn station

The Rise and Fall of Penn Station : 1 hr

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.


Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam : 90 mins

The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.


poisoner's handbook

The Poisoner's Handbook : 2 hrs

The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.


silicon valley

Silicon Valley : 90 mins

Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.


Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam : 1 hr

During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.


Panama Canal

Panama Canal : 90 mins

The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.


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.


The Polio Crusade

The Polio Crusade : 1 hr

The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.


The Lobotomist

The Lobotomist : 1 hr

A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.


The Living Weapon

The Living Weapon : 1 hr

The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.




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

jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

The Fall of 2013 will mark the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination. No president since Kennedy has earned higher approval ratings.