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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PBS Previews: Chasing the Moon

24:40

Go behind the scenes with the production team to get a sneak peek of Chasing the Moon.



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The Eugenics Crusade

01:53:12

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

Roads to Memphis

53:07

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 Gilded Age

01:53:02

The Gilded Age: Full Film

The Secret of Tuxedo Park

53:17

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

Into the Amazon

01:52:55

Into the Amazon