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 Great War : 6 hrs
A nation comes of age
Command and Control : 2 hrs
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
The Battle of Chosin : 2 hrs
Insurmountable odds. Unforgiving conditions. Unyielding courage.
LBJ : 4 hrs
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
American Comandante : 1 hr
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
Last Days in Vietnam : 2 hrs
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.