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Walt Disney: American Experience

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

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Full Episodes

S18 Ep13: Two Days in October

S18 Ep13: Two Days in October

Fall 1967, student protest against the Vietnam war spiraled out control in Wisconsin.

S29 Ep12: Summer of Love

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The utopian beginnings of peace and love prevailed, and ended in chaos.

S29 Ep10: The Great War: Part 3

WETA PassportS29 Ep10: The Great War: Part 3

As the war ends, America is forever transformed by the violent and bloody conflict.

S29 Ep9: The Great War: Part 2

WETA PassportS29 Ep9: The Great War: Part 2

As patriotism sweeps the nation, the country assembles its first mass conscripted army.

Clips

Origins of Napalm

Origins of Napalm

In 1965, The Dow Company — best known for making Saran Wrap — began making Napalm.

The Demonstration that Sparked

The Demonstration that Sparked

In 1967, a demonstration at the University of Wisconsin sparked the antiwar movement.

Death of a Colonel

Death of a Colonel

In October 1967, a Viet Cong ambush nearly wiped out an American battalion.

Police Tactics at the DOW Demonstration

Police Tactics at the DOW Demonstration

In October of 1967, a massive protest at the University of Wisconsin turned violent.

Previews

S30: Into the Amazon: Trailer

S30: Into the Amazon: Trailer

Into the Amazon premieres January 2018.

S29 Ep12: Summer of Love

S29 Ep12: Summer of Love

A portrait of the Haight Ashbury district at the height of the hippie movement.