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 Murder of Emmett Till

53:01

Emmett Till's murder and the acquittal of his killers mobilized the Civil Rights Movement.



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Part 1 | The Vote | American Experience

01:52:53

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

Part 2 | The Vote | American Experience

01:52:58

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

Mr. Tornado

52:50

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

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

52:27

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

The Fight

54:29

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

The Poison Squad

01:51:03

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