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

01:53:21

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



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The Circus, Part 1

01:51:36

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

Roads to Memphis

53:08

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

The Bombing of Wall Street

51:59

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

The Secret of Tuxedo Park

53:17

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

Two Days in October

01:17:47

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

Space Men

52:04

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