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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Jubilee Singers

51:55

Former slaves who battled prejudice & oppression to sing their way into a nation’s heart.



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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

Sealab

53:13

The little-known story of the daring program that revolutionized undersea exploration.

The Eugenics Crusade

01:53:12

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

The Chinese Exclusion Act

01:51:54

The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act remained in force for more than 60 years.