American Experience Episodes

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Episode Detail: American Experience: 1964 - American Experience

Recalling 1964, a pivotal year in U.S. history. While the Beatles captured the imaginations of the nation's youth, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, unveiled his vision of a "Great Society" and squared off against Barry Goldwater in the presidential election. Also covered: the murders of three Freedom Summer volunteers; and the influence of Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique." Based in part on Jon Margolis' "The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964."

Episodes: American Experience (331)

6/24/2014: Freedom Summer    Season 26, Episode 7
5/26/2014: Death and the Civil War: American Experience    Season 26, Episode 6
2/18/2014: The Rise and Fall of Penn Station: American Experience    Season 26, Episode 5
2/11/2014: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid: American Experience    Season 26, Episode 4
2/4/2014: The Amish Shunned: American Experience    Season 26, Episode 3
1/14/2014: American Experience: 1964    Season 26, Episode 2
1/7/2014: The Poisoner's Handbook    Season 26, Episode 1
11/12/2013: JFK    Season 25, Episode 9
11/12/2013: JFK
11/12/2013: JFK
11/11/2013: JFK    Season 25, Episode 8
11/11/2013: JFK
11/11/2013: JFK
10/29/2013: War of the Worlds    Season 25, Episode 7
2/12/2013: The American Experience: John D. Rockefeller    Season 25, Episode 6
2/5/2013: Silicon Valley: American Experience    Season 25, Episode 5
2/5/2013: Andrew Carnegie: American Experience
1/29/2013: Henry Ford: American Experience    Season 25, Episode 4
1/22/2013: Part Three: 1854-Emancipation and Victory    Season 25, Episode 3
1/15/2013: Part Two: 1838-1854    Season 25, Episode 2
1/8/2013: Part One: 1820s-1838    Season 25, Episode 1
9/18/2012: Death and the Civil War: American Experience    Season 24, Episode 8
5/1/2012: Jesse Owens: American Experience    Season 24, Episode 7
4/3/2012: Grand Coulee Dam: American Experience    Season 24, Episode 6
2/28/2012: The Amish: American Experience    Season 24, Episode 5
2/28/2012: The Amish: American Experience
2/28/2012: The Amish: American Experience
2/21/2012: The Survivor    Season 24, Episode 4
2/21/2012: The Survivor
2/21/2012: A Real President
2/20/2012: The Comeback Kid    Season 24, Episode 3
2/20/2012: Blood Sport
2/20/2012: The Comeback Kid
1/17/2012: Custer's Last Stand: American Experience    Season 24, Episode 2
1/10/2012: Billy the Kid: American Experience    Season 24, Episode 1
5/9/2011: Soundtrack for a Revolution    Season 23, Episode 10
4/25/2011: Stonewall Uprising    Season 23, Episode 9
4/11/2011: The Great Famine    Season 23, Episode 8
2/28/2011: Triangle Fire    Season 23, Episode 7
2/21/2011: Jimmy Carter    Season 23, Episode 6
1/31/2011: The Greely Expedition    Season 23, Episode 5
1/24/2011: Panama Canal    Season 23, Episode 4
1/17/2011: Dinosaur Wars    Season 23, Episode 3
1/10/2011: U.S. Grant: Warrior    Season 23, Episode 2
1/3/2011: Robert E. Lee    Season 23, Episode 1
5/10/2010: Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World    Season 22, Episode 8
5/3/2010: Roads to Memphis    Season 22, Episode 7
4/26/2010: My Lai    Season 22, Episode 6
4/19/2010: Earth Days    Season 22, Episode 5
3/1/2010: Dolley Madison    Season 22, Episode 4
2/8/2010: The Bombing of Germany    Season 22, Episode 3
1/25/2010: Wyatt Earp    Season 22, Episode 2
11/2/2009: Civilian Conservation Corps    Season 22, Episode 1
5/18/2009: The Kennedys: American Experience    Season 21, Episode 10
5/11/2009: Wounded Knee    Season 21, Episode 9
5/4/2009: Geronimo    Season 21, Episode 8
5/4/2009: Geronimo: American Experience
4/27/2009: Trail of Tears    Season 21, Episode 7
4/20/2009: Tecumseh's Vision    Season 21, Episode 6
4/13/2009: After the Mayflower    Season 21, Episode 5
2/23/2009: A Class Apart    Season 21, Episode 4
2/9/2009: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln    Season 21, Episode 3
2/2/2009: The Polio Crusade    Season 21, Episode 2
1/26/2009: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer    Season 21, Episode 1
10/14/2008: Nixon
5/6/2008: George H. W. Bush    Season 20, Episode 14
5/5/2008: George H.W. Bush    Season 20, Episode 13
4/21/2008: Roberto Clemente    Season 20, Episode 12
4/14/2008: Walt Whitman    Season 20, Episode 11
3/31/2008: Minik, the Lost Eskimo    Season 20, Episode 10
2/25/2008: Buffalo Bill    Season 20, Episode 9
2/18/2008: Kit Carson    Season 20, Episode 7
2/4/2008: Grand Central    Season 20, Episode 4
1/14/2008: Oswald's Ghost    Season 20, Episode 1
5/14/2007: Alexander Hamilton    Season 19, Episode 15
5/2/2007: The Mormons    Season 19, Episode 14
5/1/2007: The Mormons    Season 19, Episode 13
4/23/2007: Summer of Love    Season 19, Episode 12
4/9/2007: Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple    Season 19, Episode 11
4/2/2007: Sister Aimee    Season 19, Episode 10
2/12/2007: New Orleans    Season 19, Episode 9
2/5/2007: The Living Weapon    Season 19, Episode 8
1/29/2007: The Berlin Airlift    Season 19, Episode 7
11/6/2006: The Gold Rush    Season 19, Episode 6
10/30/2006: The Great Fever    Season 19, Episode 5
10/23/2006: Test Tube Babies    Season 19, Episode 4
10/16/2006: Eyes on the Prize: Mississippi: Is This America? 1963-1964; Bridge to Freedom 1965    Season 19, Episode 3
10/9/2006: Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails 1960-1961; No Easy Walk 1961-1963    Season 19, Episode 2
10/2/2006: Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings 1954-1956; Fighting Back 1957-1962    Season 19, Episode 1
10/2/2006: Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings
5/22/2006: The Man Behind Hitler    Season 18, Episode 13
5/8/2006: Annie Oakley    Season 18, Episode 12
4/24/2006: The Alaska Pipeline    Season 18, Episode 11
4/10/2006: The Boy in the Bubble    Season 18, Episode 10
3/27/2006: Eugene O'Neill    Season 18, Episode 9
2/27/2006: Hijacked!    Season 18, Episode 8
2/6/2006: Jesse James    Season 18, Episode 7
1/30/2006: The Nuremberg Trials    Season 18, Episode 6
1/23/2006: John & Abigail Adams    Season 18, Episode 5
11/16/2005: Las Vegas: An Unconventional History    Season 18, Episode 4
11/14/2005: Las Vegas: An Unconventional History    Season 18, Episode 3
10/31/2005: Race to the Moon    Season 18, Episode 2
10/17/2005: Two Days in October    Season 18, Episode 1
5/23/2005: Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst    Season 17, Episode 12
5/9/2005: The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken    Season 17, Episode 11
5/2/2005: Victory in the Pacific    Season 17, Episode 10
4/25/2005: The Fall of Saigon    Season 17, Episode 9
4/18/2005: The Massie Affair    Season 17, Episode 8
4/11/2005: The Great Transatlantic Cable    Season 17, Episode 7
4/4/2005: Mary Pickford    Season 17, Episode 6
2/14/2005: Kinsey    Season 17, Episode 5
2/7/2005: Building the Alaska Highway    Season 17, Episode 4
1/31/2005: Fidel Castro    Season 17, Episode 3
10/18/2004: The Fight    Season 17, Episode 2
10/4/2004: RFK    Season 17, Episode 1
5/3/2004: Golden Gate Bridge    Season 16, Episode 9
4/19/2004: Patriots Day    Season 16, Episode 8
4/12/2004: Emma Goldman    Season 16, Episode 7
2/9/2004: Tupperware    Season 16, Episode 6
2/2/2004: Remember the Alamo    Season 16, Episode 5
1/19/2004: Citizen King    Season 16, Episode 4
1/13/2004: Reconstruction: The Second Civil War    Season 16, Episode 3
1/12/2004: Reconstruction: The Second Civil War    Season 16, Episode 2
9/8/2003: New York: A Documentary Series - The Center of the World (2002-Present)    Season 16, Episode 1
7/14/2003: Murder at Harvard    Season 15, Episode 13
7/7/2003: Bataan Rescue    Season 15, Episode 12
4/21/2003: Seabiscuit    Season 15, Episode 11
4/7/2003: Daughter From Danang    Season 15, Episode 10
2/24/2003: The Pill    Season 15, Episode 9
2/10/2003: Partners of the Heart    Season 15, Episode 8
1/27/2003: Transcontinental Railroad    Season 15, Episode 7
1/20/2003: The Murder of Emmett Till    Season 15, Episode 6
1/15/2003: Chicago: City of the Century - The Battle for Chicago    Season 15, Episode 5
1/14/2003: Chicago: City of the Century - The Revolution Has Begun    Season 15, Episode 4
1/13/2003: Chicago: City of the Century - Mud Hole to Metropolis    Season 15, Episode 3
11/12/2002: Jimmy Carter: Hostage    Season 15, Episode 2
11/11/2002: Jimmy Carter: Jimmy Who?    Season 15, Episode 1
11/11/2002: Jimmy Carter
5/12/2002: Ulysses S. Grant    Season 14, Episode 14
5/5/2002: Ulysses S. Grant    Season 14, Episode 13
4/28/2002: A Brilliant Madness    Season 14, Episode 12
4/21/2002: Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film    Season 14, Episode 11
2/24/2002: Public Enemy # 1    Season 14, Episode 10
2/17/2002: Monkey Trial    Season 14, Episode 9
2/10/2002: Zoot Suit Riots    Season 14, Episode 8
1/27/2002: Miss America    Season 14, Episode 7
1/20/2002: Mount Rushmore: American Experience    Season 14, Episode 6
1/13/2002: Woodrow Wilson    Season 14, Episode 5
1/6/2002: Woodrow Wilson    Season 14, Episode 4
11/11/2001: War Letters    Season 14, Episode 3
9/30/2001: New York: A Documentary Series - City of Tomorrow (1929-1945)    Season 14, Episode 1
8/5/2001: Streamliners: America's Lost Trains    Season 13, Episode 16
4/23/2001: Stephen Foster    Season 13, Episode 15
4/16/2001: Fatal Flood    Season 13, Episode 14
4/2/2001: Scottsboro: An American Tragedy    Season 13, Episode 13
2/21/2001: Blind with Weeping    Season 13, Episode 12
2/21/2001: This Frightful War    Season 13, Episode 11
2/21/2001: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
2/20/2001: The Dearest of All Things    Season 13, Episode 10
2/20/2001: Shattered    Season 13, Episode 9
2/20/2001: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
2/19/2001: We Are Elected    Season 13, Episode 8
2/19/2001: Ambition    Season 13, Episode 7
2/19/2001: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
1/19/2001: Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind    Season 13, Episode 6
1/12/2001: Hurricane of '38    Season 13, Episode 5
11/14/2000: Return With Honor    Season 13, Episode 4
10/30/2000: Secrets of a Master Builder    Season 13, Episode 3
10/23/2000: The Rockefellers    Season 13, Episode 2
10/16/2000: The Rockefellers    Season 13, Episode 1
5/23/2000: The Wizard of Photography    Season 12, Episode 15
5/8/2000: Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life    Season 12, Episode 14
5/7/2000: Houdini    Season 12, Episode 11
4/25/2000: George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire    Season 12, Episode 13
4/24/2000: George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire    Season 12, Episode 12
2/28/2000: John Brown's Holy War    Season 12, Episode 10
2/15/2000: The Duel    Season 12, Episode 9
2/8/2000: Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory    Season 12, Episode 8
2/1/2000: Nixon's China Game    Season 12, Episode 7
1/10/2000: Eleanor Roosevelt    Season 12, Episode 6
11/19/1999: New York: A Documentary Series - Order and Disorder (1825-1865)    Season 12, Episode 2
11/18/1999: New York: A Documentary Series - Cosmopolis (1914-1931)    Season 12, Episode 5
11/17/1999: New York: A Documentary Series - The Power and the People (1898-1914)    Season 12, Episode 4
11/16/1999: New York: A Documentary Series - Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898)    Season 12, Episode 3
11/15/1999: New York: A Documentary Series - The Country and the City (1609-1825)    Season 12, Episode 1
5/24/1999: Fly Girls    Season 11, Episode 9
5/17/1999: MacArthur: The Politics of War    Season 11, Episode 11
5/17/1999: MacArthur: Destiny    Season 11, Episode 10
4/12/1999: Riding the Rails    Season 11, Episode 8
4/5/1999: Lost in the Grand Canyon    Season 11, Episode 7
2/22/1999: Meltdown at Three Mile Island    Season 11, Episode 6
2/15/1999: Rescue at Sea    Season 11, Episode 5
2/8/1999: Alone on the Ice    Season 11, Episode 4
1/18/1999: Hoover Dam    Season 11, Episode 3
1/11/1999: Race for the Superbomb    Season 11, Episode 2
11/18/1998: America 1900    Season 11, Episode 1
3/2/1998: Surviving the Dust Bowl    Season 10, Episode 19
2/23/1998: Reagan    Season 10, Episode 18
2/23/1998: Reagan    Season 10, Episode 17
2/23/1998: Reagan
2/9/1998: Influenza 1918    Season 10, Episode 16
2/2/1998: Mr. Miami Beach    Season 10, Episode 15
1/19/1998: A Midwife's Tale    Season 10, Episode 14
12/9/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - End of the Tunnel    Season 10, Episode 13
12/9/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - Homefront USA    Season 10, Episode 12
12/9/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - Peace Is at Hand    Season 10, Episode 11
12/2/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - Cambodia and Laos    Season 10, Episode 10
12/2/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - Vietnamizing the War    Season 10, Episode 9
10/27/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - Tet 1968    Season 10, Episode 8
10/27/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - America's Enemy    Season 10, Episode 7
10/20/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - America Takes Charge    Season 10, Episode 6
10/20/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War    Season 10, Episode 5
10/13/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - America's Mandarin    Season 10, Episode 4
10/13/1997: Vietnam: A Television History - Roots of War    Season 10, Episode 3
10/13/1997: Vietnam: A Television History (Roots of War/America's Mandarin)
10/6/1997: Truman    Season 10, Episode 2
10/5/1997: Truman    Season 10, Episode 1
5/12/1997: Gold Fever    Season 9, Episode 9
4/28/1997: Around the World in 72 Days    Season 9, Episode 8
2/17/1997: New York Underground    Season 9, Episode 7
2/10/1997: Big Dream, Small Screen    Season 9, Episode 6
2/3/1997: The Telephone    Season 9, Episode 5
1/27/1997: Hawaii's Last Queen    Season 9, Episode 4
1/20/1997: The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie    Season 9, Episode 3
10/28/1996: Amelia Earhart    Season 6, Episode 3
10/7/1996: TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt    Season 9, Episode 2
10/6/1996: TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt    Season 9, Episode 1
2/26/1996: Spy in the Sky    Season 8, Episode 9
2/12/1996: The Wright Stuff    Season 8, Episode 8
1/29/1996: The Battle Over Citizen Kane    Season 8, Episode 7
1/22/1996: Daley, the Last Boss    Season 8, Episode 6
11/27/1995: The Orphan Trains    Season 8, Episode 4
11/13/1995: Chicago 1968    Season 8, Episode 3
10/23/1995: Edison's Miracle of Light    Season 8, Episode 2
10/16/1995: Murder of the Century    Season 8, Episode 1
5/9/1995: The Way West: Ghost Dance    Season 7, Episode 11
5/9/1995: The Way West: The War for the Black Hills    Season 7, Episode 10
5/9/1995: The Way West
5/8/1995: The Way West: Approach of Civilization    Season 7, Episode 9
5/8/1995: The Way West: Westward, the Course of Empire Takes Its Way    Season 7, Episode 8
5/8/1995: The Way West
2/15/1995: One Woman, One Vote    Season 7, Episode 7
11/9/1994: The Battle of the Bulge    Season 7, Episode 5
10/26/1994: Midnight Ramble    Season 7, Episode 4
10/19/1994: Telegrams From the Dead    Season 7, Episode 3
10/13/1994: FDR: The Grandest Job in the World/The Juggler    Season 7, Episode 2
10/12/1994: FDR: The Center of the World/Fear Itself    Season 7, Episode 1
5/25/1994: D-Day    Season 6, Episode 7
4/6/1994: America and the Holocaust - Deceit and Indifference    Season 6, Episode 6
1/26/1994: Malcolm X: Make It Plain    Season 6, Episode 5
11/8/1993: The Hunt for Pancho Villa    Season 6, Episode 4
9/27/1993: Eisenhower: Statesman    Season 6, Episode 2
9/20/1993: Eisenhower: Soldier    Season 6, Episode 1
3/1/1993: Goin' Back to T'Town    Season 5, Episode 15
2/22/1993: French Dance Tonight    Season 5, Episode 14
2/15/1993: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring    Season 5, Episode 13
2/8/1993: Knute Rockne and His Fighting Irish    Season 5, Episode 12
2/1/1993: Sit Down and Fight: Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers' Union    Season 5, Episode 11
1/18/1993: Simple Justice    Season 5, Episode 10
1/11/1993: If You Knew Sousa    Season 5, Episode 9
12/2/1992: Ishi: The Last Yahi Indian    Season 5, Episode 8
11/25/1992: Last Stand at Little Big Horn    Season 5, Episode 7
11/18/1992: George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King    Season 5, Episode 6
11/11/1992: Liberators Fighting on Two Fronts in WWII    Season 5, Episode 5
11/4/1992: The Johnstown Flood    Season 5, Episode 4
10/28/1992: The Donner Party    Season 5, Episode 3
9/21/1992: The Kennedys    Season 5, Episode 2
9/20/1992: The Kennedys    Season 5, Episode 1
2/17/1992: In the White Man's Image    Season 4, Episode 12
2/10/1992: Wild by Law    Season 4, Episode 11
1/13/1992: Love in the Cold War    Season 4, Episode 10
1/6/1992: The Quiz Show Scandal    Season 4, Episode 9
12/9/1991: Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo    Season 4, Episode 8
11/18/1991: G-Men: The Rise of J. Edgar Hoover    Season 4, Episode 7
11/11/1991: Pearl Harbor    Season 4, Episode 6
10/28/1991: Scandalous Mayor    Season 4, Episode 5
10/14/1991: Barnum's Big Top    Season 4, Episode 4
10/7/1991: Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry    Season 4, Episode 3
10/1/1991: LBJ    Season 4, Episode 2
9/30/1991: LBJ    Season 4, Episode 1
5/6/1991: Orphans of the Storm    Season 3, Episode 13
4/22/1991: Journey to America    Season 3, Episode 12
2/4/1991: Coney Island    Season 3, Episode 11
1/28/1991: Los Mineros    Season 3, Episode 10
1/7/1991: After the Crash    Season 3, Episode 9
12/17/1990: Insanity on Trial    Season 3, Episode 8
12/3/1990: Satellite Sky    Season 3, Episode 7
11/26/1990: The Iron Road    Season 3, Episode 6
11/12/1990: The Crash of 1929    Season 3, Episode 5
10/15/1990: Nixon    Season 3, Episode 4
10/15/1990: Nixon    Season 3, Episode 3
10/8/1990: Nixon    Season 3, Episode 2
10/1/1990: Lindbergh    Season 3, Episode 1
2/15/1990: God Bless America and Poland Too    Season 2, Episode 15
1/29/1990: Yosemite: Fate of Heaven    Season 2, Episode 14
1/15/1990: Roots of Resistance: Story of the Underground Railroad    Season 2, Episode 13
1/8/1990: Wildcatter: A Story of Texas Oil    Season 2, Episode 12
12/19/1989: Forbidden City, USA    Season 2, Episode 11
12/12/1989: Ballad of the Mountain Man    Season 2, Episode 10
12/5/1989: Battle for Wilderness    Season 2, Episode 9
11/21/1989: Mr. Sears Catalogue    Season 2, Episode 8
11/14/1989: Adam Clayton Powell    Season 2, Episode 7
11/7/1989: Forever Baseball    Season 2, Episode 6
10/31/1989: Great War of 1918    Season 2, Episode 5
10/24/1989: Ida B. Wells: Passion for Justice    Season 2, Episode 4
10/17/1989: Family Gathering    Season 2, Episode 3
10/10/1989: Demon Rum    Season 2, Episode 2
10/3/1989: The Great Air Race of 1924    Season 2, Episode 1
1/17/1989: Sins of Our Mothers: The Story of Emeline    Season 1, Episode 16
1/10/1989: The World That Moses Built    Season 1, Episode 15
1/3/1989: Eudora Welty, One Writers Beginnings    Season 1, Episode 14
12/27/1988: Views of the Vanishing Frontier    Season 1, Episode 13
12/20/1988: Hearts and Hands    Season 1, Episode 12
12/13/1988: The Radio Priest    Season 1, Episode 11
12/6/1988: That Rhythm, Those Blues    Season 1, Episode 10
11/29/1988: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Revisited    Season 1, Episode 9
11/22/1988: Geronimo and the Apache Resistance    Season 1, Episode 8
11/15/1988: Kennedy vs. Wallace: A Crisis Up Close    Season 1, Episode 7
11/8/1988: Do You Mean There Are Still Real Cowboys?    Season 1, Episode 6
11/1/1988: The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter    Season 1, Episode 5
10/25/1988: Eric Sevareid: Not So Wild a Dream    Season 1, Episode 4
10/18/1988: Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo    Season 1, Episode 3
10/4/1988: The Great San Francisco Earthquake    Season 1, Episode 1
6/10/1988: Radio Bikini    Season 1, Episode 2
LBJ
The Kennedys
Eisenhower
Guts and Glory
FDR
TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
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Premiered: October 04, 1988, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: 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 Kane' when it was released, and the Battle of the Bulge. In addition, its Scottsboro Boys film won an Emmy, and seven entries (including the Scottsboro and Kane films) earned Oscar nominations.

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