Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash speaks about his life and experiences.
Early Hiking Footage
See rare video clips of Ansel Adams' early Sierra Nevada hikes.
Liberated POWs from the Philippines tell their stories in interviews and a newsreel from 1945.
Raw recruits are molded into elite special forces in this World War II-era footage from a Hawaii training camp.
The Great Fire of 1871
Watch a video sequence about Chicago's Great Fire, from the American Experience program.
The Haymarket Events
Screen a video about Chicago's Haymarket Riot of 1886, from the American Experience program.
Eleanor's TV Program
"Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt" first aired on public television in October 1959. In this video, the former first lady discusses the Peace Corps with President Kennedy and other guests.
Houdini Film Clips
World's greatest escape artist? Sure. Great film actor? You be the judge. View excerpts from a Houdini feature film, as well as clips of his escapes.
Boyhood on the Farm
Watch video and read Carter's recollections of his rural Georgia childhood.
Visit the famous courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee where the Scopes trial took place.
Screen historic home movies of Rushmore's brave workers in action.
History and Fiction
Historian Simon Schama describes his approach to the story of George Parkman's murder.
Sex, Money, and Murder
Author Brendan Gill describes New York City at the start of the 20th century.
Historians, journalists, artists, engineers and others talk about America and the postwar economy, downtown Manhattan, building the World Trade Center, and more.
Screen a Port Authority film documenting the building of the World Trade Center.
Watch archival video of John Dillinger charming crowds -- and being laid to rest.
Shock Year: 1968
Explore 12 months of turmoil and uncertainty in America.
Behind the Scenes
Hear cinematographer Tom Hurwitz's amazing story of the experiences he shared with a documentary filmmaker from the 1930s -- his father.
Behind the Scenes
Boyd Estus shares a few cinematography secrets he used to recreate James Eads' salvage work on the muddy floor of the Mississippi River.
Screen historic home movies of major storms and their aftermaths.
History professor Robin Kelley explains Emmett Till's significance for the civil rights movement.
Shifts in Attitudes
Explore changes in American attitudes toward sex, pregnancy, and contraception.
Krugman Video Interview
"The robber barons are back," says Princeton economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Is today's heroic entrepreneur the new Rockefeller?
Save Your Letters
Learn how to preserve important documents for future generations. Conservation specialist Linda Edquist demonstrates some easy methods.