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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
War Letters : 1 hr
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
War of the Worlds : 1 hr
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The Way West : 6 hrs
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
We Shall Remain : 5 hrs
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Wild By Law : 1 hr
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
The World That Moses Built : 1 hr
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Wyatt Earp : 1 hr
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.