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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The Circus, Part 2


Revisit the heyday of America’s traveling circus and meet the showmen who created it.

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The Circus, Part 1


Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American entertainment.

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.

The Secret of Tuxedo Park


Story of a Wall Street tycoon who helped alter course of history in World War II.

Two Days in October


Fall 1967, student protest against the Vietnam war spiraled out control in Wisconsin.

Space Men


The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance