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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.

Genre: History

Start Date: Oct/01/1988

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Episodes

Season 1

American Experience 1×01: The Great San Francisco Earthquake
American Experience 1×02: Radio Bikini
American Experience 1×03: Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo
American Experience 1×04: Not So Wild a Dream
American Experience 1×05: The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
American Experience 1×06: Do You Mean There are Still Real Cowboys?
American Experience 1×07: Kennedy vs. Wallace: a Crisis Up Close
American Experience 1×08: Geronimo and the Apache Resistance
American Experience 1×09: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Revisited
American Experience 1×10: That Rhythm, Those Blues
American Experience 1×11: The Radio Priest
American Experience 1×12: Hearts and Hands
American Experience 1×13: Views of a Vanishing Frontier
American Experience 1×14: Eudora Welty: One Writer’s Beginnings
American Experience 1×15: The World That Moses Built
American Experience 1×16: Sins of Our Mothers

Season 2

American Experience 2×01: The Great Air Race of 1924
American Experience 2×02: Demon Rum
American Experience 2×03: A Family Gathering
American Experience 2×04: Ida B. Wells: a Passion for Justice
American Experience 2×05: The Great War: 1918
American Experience 2×06: Forever Baseball
American Experience 2×07: Adam Clayton Powell
American Experience 2×08: Mr. Sears’ Catalogue
American Experience 2×09: Battle for Wilderness
American Experience 2×10: Ballad of a Mountain Man
American Experience 2×11: Forbidden City, USA
American Experience 2×12: Wildcatter: a Story of Texas Oil
American Experience 2×13: Roots of Resistance: a Story of the Underground Railroad
American Experience 2×14: Yosemite: the Fate of Heaven
American Experience 2×15: God Bless America and Poland, Too

Season 3

American Experience 3×01: Lindbergh
American Experience 3×02: Nixon (1)
American Experience 3×03: Nixon (2)
American Experience 3×04: Nixon (3)
American Experience 3×05: The Iron Road
American Experience 3×06: The Satellite Sky
American Experience 3×07: Insanity on Trial
American Experience 3×08: The Crash of 1929
American Experience 3×09: Los Mineros
American Experience 3×10: Coney Island
American Experience 3×11: Journey to America
American Experience 3×12: Orphans of the Storm

Season 4

American Experience 4×01: LBJ (1)
American Experience 4×02: LBJ (2)
American Experience 4×03: The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry
American Experience 4×04: Barnum’s Big Top
American Experience 4×05: Scandalous Mayor
American Experience 4×06: Pearl Harbor: Surprise and Remembrance
American Experience 4×07: G-Men: the Rise of J. Edgar Hoover
American Experience 4×08: Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo
American Experience 4×09: The Quiz Show Scandal
American Experience 4×10: Love in the Cold War
American Experience 4×11: Wild by Law
American Experience 4×12: In the White Man’s Image

Season 5

American Experience 5×01: The Kennedys (1)
American Experience 5×02: The Kennedys (2)
American Experience 5×03: The Donner Party
American Experience 5×04: The Johnstown Flood
American Experience 5×05: Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II
American Experience 5×06: George Washington: the Man Who Wouldn’t Be King
American Experience 5×07: Last Stand at Little Big Horn
American Experience 5×08: Ishi: the Last Yahi Indian
American Experience 5×09: If You Knew Sousa
American Experience 5×10: Simple Justice
American Experience 5×11: Sit Down and Fight
American Experience 5×12: Knute Rockne and His Fighting Irish
American Experience 5×13: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
American Experience 5×14: French Dance Tonight
American Experience 5×15: Goin’ Back to T-Town

Season 6

American Experience 6×01: Ike (1)
American Experience 6×02: Ike (2)
American Experience 6×03: Amelia Earhart: the Price of Courage
American Experience 6×04: The Hunt for Pancho Villa
American Experience 6×05: Malcolm X: Make It Plain
American Experience 6×06: America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference
American Experience 6×07: D-Day Remembered

Season 7

American Experience 7×01: FDR (1)
American Experience 7×02: FDR (2)
American Experience 7×03: Telegrams from the Dead
American Experience 7×04: Midnight Ramble
American Experience 7×05: Battle of the Bulge
American Experience 7×06: Troublesome Creek
American Experience 7×07: One Woman, One Vote
American Experience 7×08: The Way West (1)
American Experience 7×09: The Way West (2)

Season 8

American Experience 8×01: Murder of the Century
American Experience 8×02: Edison’s Miracle of Light
American Experience 8×03: Chicago 1968
American Experience 8×04: The Orphan Trains
American Experience 8×05: Freedom on My Mind
American Experience 8×06: Daley: the Last Boss
American Experience 8×07: The Battle Over Citizen Kane
American Experience 8×08: The Wright Stuff
American Experience 8×09: Spy in the Sky

Season 9

American Experience 9×01: TR (1)
American Experience 9×02: TR (2)
American Experience 9×03: The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
American Experience 9×04: Hawaii’s Last Queen
American Experience 9×05: The Telephone
American Experience 9×06: Big Dream, Small Screen
American Experience 9×07: New York Underground
American Experience 9×08: Around the World in 72 Days
American Experience 9×09: Gold Fever

Season 10

American Experience 10×01: Truman (1)
American Experience 10×02: Truman (2)
American Experience 10×03: Vietnam (1)
American Experience 10×04: Vietnam (2)
American Experience 10×05: Vietnam (3)
American Experience 10×06: Vietnam (4)
American Experience 10×07: Vietnam (5)
American Experience 10×08: A Midwife’s Tale
American Experience 10×09: Mr. Miami Beach
American Experience 10×10: Influenza 1918
American Experience 10×11: Reagan (1)
American Experience 10×12: Reagan (2)
American Experience 10×13: Surviving the Dust Bowl

Season 11

American Experience 11×01: America 1900
American Experience 11×02: Race for the Super Bomb
American Experience 11×03: Hoover Dam
American Experience 11×04: Alone on the Ice
American Experience 11×05: Rescue at Sea
American Experience 11×06: Meltdown at Three Mile Island
American Experience 11×07: Lost in the Grand Canyon
American Experience 11×08: Riding the Rails
American Experience 11×09: Fly Girls
American Experience 11×10: MacArthur

Season 12

American Experience 12×01: New York (1)
American Experience 12×02: New York (2)
American Experience 12×03: New York (3)
American Experience 12×04: New York (4)
American Experience 12×05: New York (5)
American Experience 12×06: Eleanor Roosevelt
American Experience 12×07: Nixon’s China Game
American Experience 12×08: Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory
American Experience 12×09: The Duel
American Experience 12×10: John Brown’s Holy War
American Experience 12×11: Houdini
American Experience 12×12: George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire (1)
American Experience 12×13: George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire (2)
American Experience 12×14: Joe DiMaggio: a Hero’s Life
American Experience 12×15: George Eastman: the Wizard of Photography

Season 13

American Experience 13×01: The Rockefellers (1)
American Experience 13×02: The Rockefellers (2)
American Experience 13×03: Secrets of a Master Builder
American Experience 13×04: Return with Honor
American Experience 13×05: The Hurricane of ’38
American Experience 13×06: Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind
American Experience 13×07: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: a House Divided (1)
American Experience 13×08: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: a House Divided (2)
American Experience 13×09: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: a House Divided (3)
American Experience 13×10: Scottsboro: an American Tragedy
American Experience 13×11: Fatal Flood
American Experience 13×12: Stephen Foster
American Experience 13×13: Streamliners: America’s Lost Trains

Season 14

American Experience 14×01: New York (6)
American Experience 14×02: New York (7)
American Experience 14×03: War Letters
American Experience 14×04: Woodrow Wilson (1)
American Experience 14×05: Woodrow Wilson (2)
American Experience 14×06: Mount Rushmore
American Experience 14×07: Miss America
American Experience 14×08: Public Enemy #1
American Experience 14×09: Monkey Trial
American Experience 14×10: Zoot Suit Riots
American Experience 14×11: Ulysses S. Grant (1)
American Experience 14×12: Ulysses S. Grant (2)
American Experience 14×13: Ansel Adams
American Experience 14×14: A Brilliant Madness

Season 15

American Experience 15×01: Jimmy Carter (1)
American Experience 15×02: Jimmy Carter (2)
American Experience 15×03: Chicago: City of the Century (1)
American Experience 15×04: Chicago: City of the Century (2)
American Experience 15×05: Chicago: City of the Century (3)
American Experience 15×06: The Murder of Emmett Till
American Experience 15×07: Transcontinental Railroad
American Experience 15×08: Partners of the Heart
American Experience 15×09: The Pill
American Experience 15×10: Daughter from Da Nang
American Experience 15×11: Seabiscuit
American Experience 15×12: Bataan Rescue
American Experience 15×13: Murder at Harvard

Season 16

American Experience 16×01: New York (8)
American Experience 16×02: Reconstruction: the Second Civil War (1)
American Experience 16×03: Reconstruction: the Second Civil War (2)
American Experience 16×04: Citizen King
American Experience 16×05: Remember the Alamo
American Experience 16×06: Tupperware
American Experience 16×07: Emma Goldman
American Experience 16×08: Patriots Day
American Experience 16×09: Golden Gate Bridge

Season 17

American Experience 17×01: RFK
American Experience 17×02: The Fight
American Experience 17×03: Fidel Castro
American Experience 17×04: Building the Alaskan Highway
American Experience 17×05: Kinsey
American Experience 17×06: Mary Pickford
American Experience 17×07: The Great Transatlantic Cable
American Experience 17×08: The Fall of Saigon
American Experience 17×09: Victory in the Pacific
American Experience 17×10: The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
American Experience 17×11: Guerilla: the Taking of Patty Hearst
American Experience 17×12: The Massie Affair

Season 18

American Experience 18×01: Two Days in October
American Experience 18×02: Race to the Moon
American Experience 18×03: Las Vegas: an Unconventional History (1)
American Experience 18×04: Las Vegas: an Unconventional History (2)
American Experience 18×05: John & Abigail Adams
American Experience 18×06: The Nuremberg Trials
American Experience 18×07: Jesse James
American Experience 18×08: Hijacked
American Experience 18×09: Eugene O’Neill
American Experience 18×10: The Boy in the Bubble
American Experience 18×11: The Alaska Pipeline
American Experience 18×12: Annie Oakley
American Experience 18×13: The Man Behind Hitler
American Experience 18×14: Niagara Falls

Season 19

American Experience 19×01: Eyes on the Prize (1)
American Experience 19×02: Eyes on the Prize (2)
American Experience 19×03: Eyes on the Prize (3)
American Experience 19×04: Test Tube Babies
American Experience 19×05: The Great Fever
American Experience 19×06: The Gold Rush
American Experience 19×07: The Berlin Airlift
American Experience 19×08: The Living Weapon
American Experience 19×09: New Orleans
American Experience 19×10: Sister Aimee
American Experience 19×11: Jonestown: the Life and Death of Peoples Temple
American Experience 19×12: Summer of Love
American Experience 19×13: The Mormons (1)
American Experience 19×14: The Mormons (2)
American Experience 19×15: Alexander Hamilton

Season 20

American Experience 20×01: Oswald’s Ghost
American Experience 20×02: The Lobotomist
American Experience 20×03: Eyes on the Prize II (1)
American Experience 20×04: Grand Central
American Experience 20×05: Eyes on the Prize II (2)
American Experience 20×06: Eyes on the Prize II (3)
American Experience 20×07: Kit Carson
American Experience 20×08: Eyes on the Prize II (4)
American Experience 20×09: Buffalo Bill
American Experience 20×10: Minik, the Lost Eskimo
American Experience 20×11: Walt Whitman
American Experience 20×12: Roberto Clemente
American Experience 20×13: George H. W. Bush (1)
American Experience 20×14: George H. W. Bush (2)

Season 21

American Experience 21×01: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer
American Experience 21×02: The Polio Crusade
American Experience 21×03: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
American Experience 21×04: A Class Apart
American Experience 21×05: We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower (1)
American Experience 21×06: We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision (2)
American Experience 21×07: We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears (3)
American Experience 21×08: We Shall Remain: Geronimo (4)
American Experience 21×09: We Shall Remain: Wounded Knee (5)

Season 22

American Experience 22×01: The Civilian Conservation Corps
American Experience 22×02: Wyatt Earp
American Experience 22×03: The Bombing of Germany
American Experience 22×04: Dolley Madison
American Experience 22×05: Earth Days
American Experience 22×06: My Lai
American Experience 22×07: Roads to Memphis
American Experience 22×08: Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World

Season 23

American Experience 23×01: God in America (1)
American Experience 23×02: God in America (2)
American Experience 23×03: God in America (3)
American Experience 23×04: Robert E. Lee
American Experience 23×05: Dinosaur Wars
American Experience 23×06: Panama Canal
American Experience 23×07: Greely Expedition
American Experience 23×08: Triangle Fire
American Experience 23×09: The Great Famine
American Experience 23×10: Stonewall Uprising
American Experience 23×11: Soundtrack for a Revolution
American Experience 23×12: Freedom Riders

Season 24

American Experience 24×01: Billy the Kid
American Experience 24×02: Custer’s Last Stand
American Experience 24×03: Clinton (1)
American Experience 24×04: Clinton (2)
American Experience 24×05: The Amish
American Experience 24×06: Grand Coulee Dam
American Experience 24×07: Jesse Owens

Season 25

American Experience 25×01: Death and the Civil War
American Experience 25×02: The Abolitionists: 1820s-1838
American Experience 25×03: The Abolitionists: 1838-1854
American Experience 25×04: The Abolitionists: 1854-Emancipation and Victory
American Experience 25×05: Henry Ford
American Experience 25×06: Silicon Valley

Season 26

American Experience 26×01: War of the Worlds
American Experience 26×02: JFK (1)
American Experience 26×03: JFK (2)
American Experience 26×04: The Poisoner’s Handbook
American Experience 26×05: 1964
American Experience 26×06: The Amish Shunned: American Experience
American Experience 26×07: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
American Experience 26×08: The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
American Experience 26×09: Freedom Summer
American Experience 26×10: The Big Burn

Season 27

American Experience 27×00: Last Days in Vietnam
American Experience 27×01: Cold War Road Show
American Experience 27×02: Ripley: Believe It or Not
American Experience 27×03: Klansville U.S.A.
American Experience 27×04: Edison
American Experience 27×05: The Big Burn
American Experience 27×06: The Forgotten Plague
American Experience 27×07: Last Days in Vietnam
American Experience 27×08: Blackout

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