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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Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Consumer Cellular. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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The Blinding of Isaac Woodard


How a horrific incident of racial violence became catalyst for the civil rights movement.

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The Blinding of Isaac Woodard, Spanish


The Blinding of Isaac Woodard with Spanish subtitles.

The Codebreaker


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

The Codebreaker, Spanish


The Codebreaker with Spanish subtitles.

The Murder of Emmett Till


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

Part 1 | The Vote | American Experience


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

Part 2 | The Vote | American Experience


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