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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.

Watch a preview of Fly with Me.
The lively but neglected history of the women who changed the world while flying it.
Meet the characters in "Fly With Me."
Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Carlisle Companies. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
A biography from American Experience's collection of presidential portraits.
The Dust Bowl brought drought, dust, disease and death to the Midwest for nearly a decade.
Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans, leaving a million people homeless
In June 1943, Los Angeles erupted into the worst race riots in the city to date.
Emmett Till's murder and the acquittal of his killers mobilized the Civil Rights Movement.
The famous 1938 heavyweight fight between American Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling.
Researchers face controversy while conceiving babies through in vitro fertilization.
The exceptional life and career of Puerto Rican baseball star Roberto Clemente.
In the 1950's a Polio outbreak swept the U.S., devastating communities nationwide.
The story of the American effort to relieve starvation in 1921 Soviet Russia.
The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South.
Watch a preview of Nazi Town, USA.
The story of the German American Bund, a pro-Nazi group active across the US in the 1930s.
The origin story behind the Seventies most signature sound.
How Asian and Latino activists took on the education system in Boston and won.
French music producer Henri Belolo tells the origin story of the Village People.
Explore the culture war that erupted over the spectacular rise of disco music.
Watch a preview of The War on Disco.
The story of a Mississippi town’s effort to integrate its public schools in 1970.
Brown v. Board of Education Didn't End Segregation.
Watch a preview of The Busing Battleground.