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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Roads to Memphis

53:08

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



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The Bombing of Wall Street

51:59

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

The Gilded Age

01:53:02

The Gilded Age: Full Film

The Race Underground

53:25

The dramatic story of the nation's first subway

Rachel Carson

01:53:11

“Rachel carson” premieres Jan. 24 at 8/7c on American Experience PBS.

Tesla

53:25

Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.

Space Men

52:04

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