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 : 1 hr
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Grand Coulee Dam : 90 mins
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The Poisoner's Handbook : 2 hrs
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Silicon Valley : 90 mins
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Hoover Dam : 1 hr
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
Panama Canal : 90 mins
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
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 : 1 hr
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The Living Weapon : 1 hr
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.