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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Test Tube Babies

50:19

Researchers face controversy while conceiving babies through in vitro fertilization.



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The Polio Crusade

52:10

In the 1950's a Polio outbreak swept the U.S., devastating communities nationwide.

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.

Chasing the Moon, Part 1

01:52:55

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

Chasing the Moon, Part 2

01:52:06

Chasing the Moon, Part 2

Chasing the Moon, Part 3

01:52:33

Chasing the Moon, Part 3