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


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


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

Murder of a President


The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.

The Mine Wars


Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century.