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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Test Tube Babies


Researchers face controversy while conceiving babies through in vitro fertilization.

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The Polio Crusade


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

The Fight


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

The Poison Squad


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

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