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American Experience

This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time.

The Eugenics Crusade

The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the campaign to breed a “better” American race,
The Circus, Part 2

WETA PassportThe Circus, Part 2

Revisit the heyday of America’s traveling circus and meet the showmen who created it.

The Circus, Part 1

WETA PassportThe Circus, Part 1

Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American entertainment.

RFK

WETA PassportRFK

As RFK began to move beyond the shadow of his brother, he, too, was assassinated.

The Chinese Exclusion Act

WETA PassportThe Chinese Exclusion Act

The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act remained in force for more than 60 years.

The Island Murder

The Island Murder

Honolulu's tranquility was shattered when a Navy wife made a drastic allegation of rape.

Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis

The fateful narrative of James Earl Ray who shot Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968.