American Experience

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the compelling stories from our past!


  • The Codebreaker

    The fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst.
  • Part 2 | Clinton

    Watch part two of Clinton.
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    Emmett Till's murder and the acquittal of his killers mobilized the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Part 2 | The Vote | American Experience

    Part Two examines the mounting dispute over strategies and reveals the pervasive racism.
  • Part 1 | The Vote | American Experience

    The fiery campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the vote.
  • Stonewall Uprising

    The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
  • Mr. Tornado

    The story of Ted Fujita's groundbreaking work to understand the deadliest storms.
  • George W. Bush, Part 2

    Watch part two of the life and presidency of George W. Bush.


About 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.