American Experience

Tuesdays, 9:00 PM ET on PBS

60 minutes

American Experience is PBS' longest-running tv documentary series, highlighting American historical events and figures. Popular and incredibly far-reaching, the show has covered every imaginable facet of the American experience, from the Civil-Rights struggles of African Americans and the lives of Presidents, to the history of Tupperware. Praised for its ability to shed light on lesser-known historical events, American Experience has earned over 240 broadcast awards in its 20-odd year run. Titled originally as The American Experience, the show has a large online presence, and often pairs its programs with websites providing more details on historical events featured on the show.

Tuesdays, 9:00 PM ET on PBS

60 minutes

American Experience is PBS' longest-running tv documentary series, highlighting American historical events and figures. Popular and incredibly far-reaching, the show has covered every imaginable facet of the American experience, from the Civil-Rights struggles of African Americans and the lives of Presidents, to the history of Tupperware. Praised for its ability to shed light on lesser-known historical events, American Experience has earned over 240 broadcast awards in its 20-odd year run. Titled originally as The American Experience, the show has a large online presence, and often pairs its programs with websites providing more details on historical events featured on the show.

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October 8, 2018
The Circus explores the colorful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring show at the end of the 18th century to 1956, when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey big top was pulled down for the last time.
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Watch American Experience Season 30 Episode 5 - The Chinese Exclusion Act

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The 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.
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Watch American Experience Season 1 Episode 1 - The Great San Francisco Earthquake

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A film exploration of the great 1906 quake and its effect on the city's future.
Series Premiere
Watch American Experience Season 28 Episode 6 - The Boys of '36
s28e6 The Boys of '36
August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016
The Boys of '36
Watch American Experience Season 28 Episode 7 - Tesla
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October 18, 2016
October 18, 2016
Tesla
Watch American Experience Season 28 Episode 8 - The Battle of Chosin
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November 1, 2016
November 1, 2016
The Battle of Chosin
Season Finale
Watch American Experience Season 29 Episode 1 - Command and Control
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January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017
Command and Control
Season Premiere
Watch American Experience Season 29 Episode 2 - Rachel Carson
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January 24, 2017
January 24, 2017
Rachel Carson
Watch American Experience Season 29 Episode 3 - The Race Underground
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January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017
The Race Underground
Watch American Experience Season 29 Episode 4 - Oklahoma City
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February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017
Oklahoma City
Watch American Experience Season 29 Episode 5 - Ruby Ridge
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February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017
Ruby Ridge
Watch American Experience Season 29 Episode 6 - The Great War (1)
s29e6 The Great War (1)
April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017
The Great War (1)
Watch American Experience Season 29 Episode 7 - The Great War (2)
s29e7 The Great War (2)
April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
The Great War (2)
Watch American Experience Season 29 Episode 8 - The Great War (3)
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April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017
The Great War (3)
Season Finale
Watch American Experience Season 30 Episode 1 - Into the Amazon
s30e1 Into the Amazon
January 9, 2018
January 9, 2018
Into the Amazon
Season Premiere
Watch American Experience Season 30 Episode 3 - The Gilded Age
s30e3 The Gilded Age
February 6, 2018
February 6, 2018
The Gilded Age
Watch American Experience Season 30 Episode 6 - The Circus
s30e6 The Circus
October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018
The Circus

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