An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
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.
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
American Experience airs on Tuesday nights on most PBS stations.