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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They came to hear the concert of their lives, but experienced something far more profound.

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Chasing the Moon, Part 1


“Chasing the Moon,” a film by Robert Stone, premieres July 8 on PBS.

Chasing the Moon, Part 2


Chasing the Moon, Part 2

Chasing the Moon, Part 3


Chasing the Moon, Part 3

The Eugenics Crusade


The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the campaign to breed a “better” American race,

Roads to Memphis


The fateful narrative of James Earl Ray who shot Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968.

The Bombing of Wall Street


The mostly-forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation’s financial center that left 38 dead.