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TV 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.

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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

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The Presidents The Presidents was a documentary  presented by American Experience.

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FDR 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.

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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.

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

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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 Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, a teen from Chicago, didn't understand that he had broken the ...more

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

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Riding the Rails Riding the Rails is a 1997 film.

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Surviving the Dust Bowl Jan 01 2007

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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.

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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.

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Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo Oct 18 1988 - The US government attempts to claim lands that have value from Native American dwellers.

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Not So Wild a Dream Oct 25 1988 - Mid 20th century America through the eyes of famous journalist Eric Sevareid.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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That Rhythm, Those Blues Dec 06 1988 - The growth of rhythm and blues music and its eventual acceptance by mainstream audiences in the 1950s.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eudora Welty: One Writer's Beginnings Jan 03 1989 - The work of photographer and author Eudora Welty and her impressions of the south after the turn of the 20th century.

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The World That Moses Built Jan 10 1989 - A biography of Robert Moses, single-minded visionary behind many of New York City's largest and most expensive construction projects.

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Sins of Our Mothers Jan 17 1989 - A tale of a woman in the 1800s who risked scorn by marrying a man much younger than herself, and a person later found to be her biological son from long ago.

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Truman (Part 1) Oct 05 1997 - Challenges and triumphs of an unassuming midwesterner who was thrust into the role of national leader.

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Truman (Part 2) Oct 06 1997 - Challenges and triumphs of an unassuming midwesterner who was thrust into the role of national leader.

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Vietnam (Parts 1 & 2): Roots of War, America's Mandarin Oct 13 1997 - Edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. The situation in southeast Asia after World War II and the exit of the French from Vietnam.

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Vietnam (Parts 3 & 4): LBJ Goes to War, America Takes Charge Oct 20 1997 - Edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. The U.S. attempts to support the south and prevent the spread of Communism.

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Vietnam (Parts 5 & 6): America's Enemy, Tet 1968 Oct 27 1997 - An edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. A summary of the parties involved in the war and the United States' attempt to eliminate the efforts of the Viet Cong.

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Vietnam (Parts 7 & 8): Vietnamizing the War, Cambodia and Laos Dec 02 1997 - An edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. The switch to intensive bombing and the brutal opportunism of Pol Pot.

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Vietnam (Parts 9 & 10): Peace is at Hand, Homefront USA Dec 09 1997 - An edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. The long deliberations at the Paris peace talks and the attitudes of the United States at home.

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A Midwife's Tale Jan 19 1998 - South Vietnamese leaders believed that America would never let them go down to defeat -- a belief that died as North Vietnamese tanks smashed into Saigon on April 30, 1975, and the long war ...more

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Mr. Miami Beach Feb 02 1998 - The life of a midwife living in Maine during the late 18th century, based on the journals of Martha Ballard and the research of a modern-day author.

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American Experience: Influenza 1918 Documentary of Carl Graham Fisher, opportunist who saw potential for tourism in the swamp lands of Florida.

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Reagan (Part 1) Feb 23 1998 - The story of the great flu that killed more Americans than any other epidemic before or since.

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Reagan (Part 2) Feb 24 1998 - The career of Ronald Reagan, from his movie career to his growing interest in politics.

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Truman (3): Hell Oct 07 1997 - Challenges and triumphs of an unassuming midwesterner who was thrust into the role of national leader.

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Surviving the Dust Bowl Mar 02 1998 - The career of Ronald Reagan, from his movie career to his growing interest in politics.

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Race for the Super Bomb Jan 11 1999 - Overview of life in America at the turn of the 20th century.

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Hoover Dam Jan 18 1999 - The United States and the Soviet Union work on weapons even more powerful than the earlier atomic bomb during the height of the Cold War.

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Alone on the Ice Feb 08 1999 - The story behind building one of the greatest Depression-era projects, the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River.

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Rescue at Sea Feb 15 1999 - An account of Byrd's adventures at the poles and his trials in Antarctica.

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Meltdown at Three Mile Island Feb 22 1999 - The collision of two large ocean-going vessels in 1909 puts the new wireless telegraph to the test.

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Lost in the Grand Canyon Lost in the Grand Canyon is a 1999 historical documentary film written and directed by Mark Davis.

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Fly Girls May 10 1999 - The subculture of young hobos that sprang up during the Great Depression.

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MacArthur May 17 1999 - The spectacular triumphs and failures of one of America's most famous military leaders.