American Experience

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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American Oz

01:52:52

The life and times of L. Frank Baum, creator of the beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.



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The Codebreaker

52:49

The fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst.

The Codebreaker, Spanish

52:51

The Codebreaker with Spanish subtitles.

The Murder of Emmett Till

53:01

Emmett Till's murder and the acquittal of his killers mobilized the Civil Rights Movement.

Part 1 | The Vote | American Experience

01:52:53

The fiery campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the vote.

Part 2 | The Vote | American Experience

01:52:58

Part Two examines the mounting dispute over strategies and reveals the pervasive racism.

Mr. Tornado

52:50

The story of Ted Fujita's groundbreaking work to understand the deadliest storms.