American Experience

  • 1988
  • 31 Seasons
  • TV-PG

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...

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Season 30, Episode 1 Into the Amazon: American Experience

First Aired: January 9, 2018

The story of Theodore Roosevelt's 1913-14 expedition into the Amazon rainforest to chart an unknown river with Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon. What was anticipated to be a relatively tranquil journey turned out to be a brutal test of courage and character, claiming the lives of three men and almost killing the former president.

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