8.4/10
1,281
5 user 1 critic

American Experience 

Clip
0:30 | Clip

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
Reviews
Popularity
2,915 ( 227)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



30   29   28   27   26   25   … See all »
2018   2017   2016   2015   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 80 wins & 110 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Frontline (TV Series 1983)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath
Nova (TV Series 1974)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman
American Masters (TV Series 1985)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich
Secrets of the Dead (TV Series 2000)
Documentary | History | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mysteries involving notable historical events, people and locations are scientifically examined.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Jay O. Sanders, Salima Ikram
Charlie Rose (TV Series 1991)
News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt
PBS NewsHour (TV Series 1975)
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

PBS newshour is an news show which shows news updates.

Stars: Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, Jim Lehrer
This Old House (TV Series 1979)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

Stars: Kevin O'Connor, Norm Abram, Richard Trethewey
60 Minutes (TV Series 1979)
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Australian version of the long-running news-magazine show.

Stars: Tara Brown, Liz Hayes, Peter Overton
Nova ScienceNow (TV Series 2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Uncover the complicated truth behind our sense of taste.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chad Cohen, Ziya Tong
Biography (TV Series 1987)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith
Antiques Roadshow (TV Series 1979)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A team of experts from auction houses tours towns throughout the UK to value treasures brought in by members of the public.

Stars: Michael Aspel, Fiona Bruce, Hugh Scully
Ask This Old House (TV Series 2002)
Reality-TV | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Ask This Old House features some familiar faces, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook. ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin O'Connor, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
David McCullough ...  Narrator / ... 45 episodes, 1991-2006
David Ogden Stiers ...  Narrator / ... 33 episodes, 1995-2011
Michael Murphy ...  Narrator / ... 26 episodes, 2002-2017
Oliver Platt ...  Narrator / ... 25 episodes, 2012-2018
Edit

Storyline

"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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Американское приключение See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Massachusetts, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

WGBH See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Documentary
3 July 2012 | by bilmar-1See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film of a time past when in the future nothing has changed...so if you love history, watch it.

Angie Debo was a tireless researcher who did not understand why it is alright to take land that does not belong to you, become rich, and watch others die or become dependents to the state because you stole from them.

Has it become too time-honored a tradition in America?

The filmmaker, Martha Sandlin, does an excellent job of condensing very complicated material and bringing to life a woman who lived a full and energetic life.

BUT IMDb, please!!!! You have the wrong picture for Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo. PLEASE CORRECT IT!


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed