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.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977.
Tuberculosis was once the deadliest killer in human history.
In the summer of 1910, the largest fire in American history raged in the Northern Rockies.
By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous men in the world.
The most progressive state in the South earned a new nickname in the 1960s: Klansville USA
The Wizard of Odd, who became one of the richest and most famous men in the world.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America
Shattering the foundations of white supremacy over 10 memorable weeks in 1964.
The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South.
The deadliest workplace accident in New York's history changed American factories forever.
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid took a smart and methodical approach to robbery.