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The fateful narrative of James Earl Ray who shot Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968.
The mostly-forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation’s financial center that left 38 dead.
- Expires 03/06/2018
The Gilded Age: Full Film
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway
“Rachel carson” premieres Jan. 24 at 8/7c on American Experience PBS.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.
The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King forever bound the two men in history.
In 1919, A. Mitchell Palmer created the “Radical Division” within the Justice Department.
The law school grad was asked to run the “Radical Division” at the Justice Department.
Many feared the 1919 raids went too far — violating the civil liberties of people.
The Gilded Age entrepreneur offered a workplace that was guided by the golden rule.
Henry George’s message about the haves and the have nots helped ignite a movement.
When one of the richest men in America feared a collapse of the U.S. dollar, he had a plan
Women couldn’t run for elected office in Kansas, but Mary Elizabeth Lease was a force.
The vast economic disparities of the Gilded Age sparked a debate that still rages today.
The story of the Wall Street tycoon whose radar technology helped win World War II.
Executive Producer Mark Samels on what's coming to American Experience in early 2018.
The Bombing of Wall Street premieres February 13, 2018.
Into the Amazon premieres January 2018.
A portrait of the Haight Ashbury district at the height of the hippie movement.
The climactic struggle and ensuing peace that forever changed a president and a nation.
Follow America’s entry into the conflict.