Full List of American Experience Episodes

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Below is a complete American Experience episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual American Experience episodes are listed along with the American Experience episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. American Experience episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. This poll contains items like “American Experience: The Polio Crusade” and “Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the American Experience episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.
Malcolm X: Make It Plain Jan 26 1994
Malcolm X: Make It Plain is a 1994, English language documentary by PBS about the life of Malcolm X, or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. The documentary was narrated by Alfre Woodard, produced and ...more
The Presidents
The Presidents was a documentary  presented by American Experience.
FDR is a film documentary presented by American Experience.
Battle of the Bulge Nov 09 1994
The Battle of the Bulge is a film documentary presented by American Experience.
Monkey Trial Feb 23 2002
Monkey Trial explores the dramatic moment when a new fault line opened in society as scientific discoveries began to challenge the literal truth of the Bible. It won a Peabody award in 2002.
The Donner Party Oct 28 1992
The Donner Party was a television episode presented by American Experience.
Nixon's China Game Feb 01 2000
Nixon's China Game was a television episode presented by American Experience.
The Murder of Emmett Till Jan 20 2003
%In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, a teen from Chicago, didn't understand that he had broken the ...more
America 1900
America 1900 was a television episode presented by The American Experience.
Riding the Rails
Riding the Rails is a 1997 film.
Surviving the Dust Bowl Jan 01 2007
Mount Rushmore: American Experience
The Great San Francisco Earthquake Oct 04 1988
A film exploration of the great 1906 quake and its effect on the city's future.
Radio Bikini Oct 11 1988
The story of atomic bomb research after World War II and how above-ground testing led to the evacuation of a previously-populated atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo Oct 18 1988
The US government attempts to claim lands that have value from Native American dwellers.
Not So Wild a Dream Oct 25 1988
Mid 20th century America through the eyes of famous journalist Eric Sevareid.
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Nov 01 1988
A treatment of women's contributions to the World War II defense industry including interviews with women who participated.
Do You Mean There are Still Real Cowboys? Nov 08 1988
A visit to working ranches in western Wyoming to examine the lifestyle of modern-day cowboys and compare it to the romantic historical notions.
Kennedy vs. Wallace: a Crisis Up Close Nov 15 1988
John Kennedy and George Wallace clash over questions of civil rights in early 1960s Alabama.
Geronimo and the Apache Resistance Nov 22 1988
Geronimo and the Apache Resistance is a 1988 tv documentary film.
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Revisited Nov 29 1988
Life on Alabama tenant farms in the 1930s with comparisons to the living situation today.
That Rhythm, Those Blues Dec 06 1988
The growth of rhythm and blues music and its eventual acceptance by mainstream audiences in the 1950s.
The Radio Priest Dec 13 1988
A Catholic priest (Charles Coughlin) takes to the radio airwaves in the 1930s and broadcasts his views on the condition of the country.
Hearts and Hands Dec 20 1988
An examination of the women of 19th century America - as suffragists, abolitionists, authors - and the record they and many others left through quilt-making.
Views of a Vanishing Frontier Dec 27 1988
A German prince and a Swiss painter interpret the United States in a new light during a visit to the American west during the 1830s.