This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen Kane' when it was released, and the Battle of the Bulge. In addition, its Scottsboro Boys film won an Emmy, and seven entries (including the Scottsboro and Kane films) earned Oscar nominations.
Summer of Love
'Summer of Love' recalls how, in 1967, San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district became a mecca for young people seeking free music, free love and cosmic oneness, but quickly became home to rampant drug abuse, food shortages and STDs. Included: the cultural and social forces that spurred people to migrate to the Haight; and comments from music critic Joel Selvin, actor Peter Coyote and former mayor Willie Brown. (60 minutes)
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The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who beat the odds and captured the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers. (60 minutes)
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Available Online Episodes
- S10 Ep1: The Presidents: Truman - Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
- S10 Ep6: The Presidents: Reagan - A biography from American Experience's collection of presidential portraits.
- S15 Ep1: The Presidents: Jimmy Carter - Part of the award-winning "The Presidents" collection.
- S20 Ep9: The Presidents: George H.W. Bush - Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
- S23 Ep9: Stonewall Uprising - The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
- S24 Ep3: Clinton - One of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
- S27 Ep3: Edison - By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous men in the world.
- S27 Ep4: The Big Burn - In the summer of 1910, the largest fire in American history raged in the Northern Rockies.
- S27 Ep5: The Forgotten Plague - Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.
- S28 Ep2: The Mine Wars - Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century.
- S28 Ep4: Murder of a President - The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.
- S28 Ep6: Space Men - The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance
- S29 Ep11: The Race Underground - The dramatic story of the nation's first subway
- S29 Ep12: Summer of Love - The utopian beginnings of peace and love prevailed, and ended in chaos.
- S29 Ep3: Rachel Carson - “Rachel carson” premieres Jan. 24 at 8/7c on American Experience PBS.
- S29 Ep7: Tesla - Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
- S3 Ep2: The Presidents: Nixon - Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
- S4 Ep1: The Presidents: LBJ - Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
- S7 Ep1: The Presidents: FDR - Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
Episodes available on passport:
- S21 Ep3: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - The dramatic manhunt following the assassination of President Lincoln.
- S22 Ep6: My Lai - The 1968 My Lai massacre and its subsequent cover-up.
- S26 Ep7: Cold War Roadshow - In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America
- S27 Ep10: The Pilgrims - Explore the events that propelled a group of men and women across the Atlantic in 1620.
- S27 Ep12: Last Days in Vietnam - Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out.
- S27 Ep13: Last Days in Vietnam, Vietnamese - This is the theatrical version of the documentary, with Vietnamese subtitles.
- S27 Ep1: Ripley: Believe It or Not - The Wizard of Odd, who became one of the richest and most famous men in the world.
- S27 Ep2: Klansville U.S.A. - The most progressive state in the South earned a new nickname in the 1960s: Klansville USA
- S27 Ep7: Blackout - What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977.
- S27 Ep8: Walt Disney - The complete biography of Walt Disney, premiering September 2015 on American Experience.
- S28 Ep1: American Comandante - The story of William Morgan, who went to Cuba and fought for Democracy.
- S28 Ep3: Bonnie & Clyde - Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in U.S. history -- Bonnie & Clyde
- S28 Ep5: The Perfect Crime - After attempting to commit the perfect crime, would two boys get the death penalty?
- S28 Ep7: The Boys of '36 - The story of nine young men from Washington who captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games.
- S29 Ep1: Command and Control, Full Film - A chilling nightmare at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980.
- S29 Ep2: Oklahoma City - The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.
- S29 Ep4: The Battle of Chosin - Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts.
- S29 Ep6: Ruby Ridge - A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia.
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