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American Experience 

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 82 wins & 119 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
David McCullough ...  Narrator / ... 47 episodes, 1991-2006
David Ogden Stiers ...  Self - Narrator 33 episodes, 1995-2011
Michael Murphy ...  Self - Narrator / ... 27 episodes, 2002-2019
Oliver Platt ...  Self - Narrator / ... 26 episodes, 2012-2018
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"American Experience" combines dramatic re-enactments with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at the personalities, events and resources that have had a profound impact on the shaping of America's past and present. Written by Jwelch5742

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TAGLINE ONSCREEN: "Where we've been. Where we are. Where we're going." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.73 (2012) See more »

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The Masterpiece that is America
12 May 2008 | by jtf87See all my reviews

American Experience is a series that is so large and grand that it is nearly too difficult to describe in review form. For over twenty years, PBS has made dozens of documentary films for this series which are often the best that can be found. The topics covered are too great to elaborate on. From Roberto Clemente to Harry Truman to the great Johnstown Flood, American Experience gives the viewer a higher appreciation of our nation's past along with its many struggles and many triumphs. American Experience allows us to have a better understanding of what we as a people have been and what we represent to ourselves and the world.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

4 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Arlington, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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WGBH See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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