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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As RFK began to move beyond the shadow of his brother, he, too, was assassinated.

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The Chinese Exclusion Act


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

Roads to Memphis


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

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.

Summer of Love


The utopian beginnings of peace and love prevailed, and ended in chaos.