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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Full Episodes | 31

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  • The Forgotten Plague

    Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.


  • 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


  • Ripley: Believe It or Not

    The Wizard of Odd, who became one of the richest and most famous men in the world.


  • Cold War Roadshow

    In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America


  • Freedom Riders

    The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South.


  • Triangle Fire

    The deadliest workplace accident in New York's history changed American factories forever.


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