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.

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  • The Pilgrims

    Explore the events that propelled a group of men and women across the Atlantic in 1620.


  • American Comandante

    The story of William Morgan, who went to Cuba and fought for Democracy.


  • War of the Worlds

    How Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an anxious nation


  • The Forgotten Plague

    Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.


  • Blackout

    What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977.


  • The Big Burn

    In the summer of 1910, the largest fire in American history raged in the Northern Rockies.


  • Edison

    By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous men in the world.


  • Klansville U.S.A.

    The most progressive state in the South earned a new nickname in the 1960s: Klansville USA


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