American Experience

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

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Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Consumer Cellular. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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The Codebreaker


The fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst.

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Part 1 | The Vote | American Experience


The fiery campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the vote.

Part 2 | The Vote | American Experience


Part Two examines the mounting dispute over strategies and reveals the pervasive racism.

Mr. Tornado


The story of Ted Fujita's groundbreaking work to understand the deadliest storms.

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World


Story of the man who would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture.

The Fight


The famous 1938 heavyweight fight between American Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling.

The Poison Squad


'The Poison Squad' tells the story of government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley.