American Experience1988 | TV Show

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This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen (more…)

Premiered: October 4, 1988

Rating: TV-PG

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American Experience Photos

  • American Experience - "Walt Whitman"
    Photo By: Library of Congress/NBC
  • American Experience - "Minik, the Lost Eskimo" - Robert E. Peary, the man usually credited with first reaching the North Pole, wearing furs and driving a sled in 1909.
    Photo By: Corbis/PBS
  • American Experience - "George H.W. Bush"
    Photo By: George Bush Presidential Library/PBS
  • American Experience - "Buffalo Bill"
    Photo By: Denver Public Library/PBS
  • American Experience - "Kit Carson"
    Photo By: Library of Congress/PBS
  • American Experience - "Grand Central"
    Photo By: Corbis/PBS
  • American Experience - "Amelia Earhart: The Price of Courage" - Amelia Earhart
    Photo By: Seaver Center for Western History Research/PBS
  • American Experience - "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" - Peoples Temple member
    Photo By: The Peoples Temple Collection/California Historical Society/PBS
  • American Experience - "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" - Jim Jones
    Photo By: The Peoples Temple Collection/California Historical Society/PBS
  • American Experience and Frontline- "The Mormons" - Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Photo By: Shearer Images/Corbis/PBS
  • American Experience - "New Orleans"
    Photo By: Phillip Gould/Corbis/PBS
  • American Experience - "New Orleans"
    Photo By: Corbis/PBS
  • American Experience - "Eugene O'Neill" - Eugene O'Neill during rehearsals for The Iceman Cometh, 1946.
    Photo By: George Karger/PBS
  • American Experience - "Eugene O'Neill" - Eugene O'Neill and Carlotta Monterey
    Photo By: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library/Yale University/PBS
  • American Experience - "Jesse James"
    Photo By: Missouri State Archives/PBS
  • American Experience - "John & Abigail Adams" - Simon Russell Beale as "John Adams"
    Photo By: Webb Chappell/PBS
  • American Experience - "Las Vegas: An Unconventional History" - Gamblers playing roulette at the Sands casino.
    Photo By: UNLV/PBS
  • American Experience - "Las Vegas: An Unconventional History" - A 1948 view of the downtown casino district on Fremont Street known as "Glitter Gulch."
    Photo By: UNLV/PBS
  • American Experience - "RFK" - Robert F. Kennedy waves to supporters during a campaign appearance April 24, 1968 in Bloomington, Ind.
    Photo By: Larry Crewell, Bloomington, Ind. Herald-Telephone/PBS
  • American Experience - "RFK" - Robert Kennedy
    Photo By: The Estate of Stanley Tretick/PBS

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