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


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

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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



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

The Eugenics Crusade


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

The Chinese Exclusion Act


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