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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.
  • 1

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    The Presidents

    The Presidents was a documentary  presented by American Experience.
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    FDR is a film documentary presented by American Experience.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    Nov 09 1994
    The Battle of the Bulge is a film documentary presented by American Experience.
  • 5

    Monkey Trial

    Feb 23 2002
    Monkey Trial explores the dramatic moment when a new fault line opened in society as...
  • 6

    The Donner Party

    Oct 28 1992
    The Donner Party was a television episode presented by American Experience.
  • 7

    Nixon's China Game

    Feb 01 2000
    Nixon's China Game was a television episode presented by American Experience.
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    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... more on Wikipedia
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    America 1900

    America 1900 was a television episode presented by The American Experience.
  • 10

    Riding the Rails

    Riding the Rails is a 1997 film.
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    Surviving the Dust Bowl

    Jan 01 2007
  • 12

    Mount Rushmore: American Experience

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    The Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Oct 04 1988
    A film exploration of the great 1906 quake and its effect on the city's future.
  • 14

    Radio Bikini

    Oct 11 1988
    The story of atomic bomb research after World War II and how above-ground testing led to the...
  • 15

    Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo

    Oct 18 1988
    The US government attempts to claim lands that have value from Native American dwellers.
  • 16

    Not So Wild a Dream

    Oct 25 1988
    Mid 20th century America through the eyes of famous journalist Eric Sevareid.
  • 17

    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...
  • 18

    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...
  • 19

    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.
  • 20

    Geronimo and the Apache Resistance

    Nov 22 1988
    Geronimo and the Apache Resistance is a 1988 tv documentary film.
  • 21

    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.
  • 22

    That Rhythm, Those Blues

    Dec 06 1988
    The growth of rhythm and blues music and its eventual acceptance by mainstream audiences in...
  • 23

    The Radio Priest

    Dec 13 1988
    A Catholic priest (Charles Coughlin) takes to the radio airwaves in the 1930s and broadcasts...
  • 24

    Hearts and Hands

    Dec 20 1988
    An examination of the women of 19th century America - as suffragists, abolitionists, authors -...
  • 25

    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...