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.
Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
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.
Jesse James : 1 hr
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
Jesse Owens : 1 hr
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Robert E. Lee : 90 mins
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
U.S. Grant: Warrior : 90 mins
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
My Lai : 90 mins
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
The Bombing of Germany : 1 hr
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
The Living Weapon : 1 hr
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
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.
FDR : 4 hrs
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
LBJ : 4 hrs
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.