American Experience

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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...read more
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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 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.

Original Release

10/04/1988 on PBS

US Release

10/04/1988

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(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

David Grubin, Stephen Ives, Barak Goodman, Ric Burns, Rob Rapley, Adriana Bosch, Austin Hoyt, Sarah Colt, Chana Gazit, John Maggio, Michelle Ferrari, Robert Stone, Randall MacLowry, Mark Zwonitzer, Elizabeth Deane, James A. DeVinney, Susan Bellows, Robert Kenner, David Espar, Stanley Nelson, Amanda Pollak, Patricia Garcia Rios, Marilyn Mellowes, Ben Loeterman, Paul Stekler, Rocky Collins, Mark Davis, Irv Drasnin, Callie T. Wiser, Carl Byker, Lisa Ades, Thomas Ott, Chris Eyre, Jamila Ephron, Michael Chin, Cathleen O'Connell, Christine Lesiak, David Steward, Nancy Porter, Thomas Lennon, Peter Jones, Orlando Bagwell, Daniel McCabe, Linda Garmon, Michael Epstein, Louis J. Massiah, Vicente Franco, Helen Whitney, Mitch Wilson, Llewellyn M. Smith, Li-Shin Yu, Phillip Whitehead, Gail Dolgin, Neil Goodwin, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Edward Gray, Dave Pearce, Madison D. Lacy, Joseph Tovares, Sue Williams, Muffie Meyer, Mel Bucklin, Sheila Curran Bernard, Aysyuak Yumagulov, Kevin Kertscher, Kathy Conkwright, Axel Engstfeld, Dustinn Craig, Bill Brock, David Hoffman, Robert Tranchin, Margaret Grossi, Tim Toidze, Martha Sandlin, Frank J. De Meo, Patchy Wheatley, Craig B. Fisher, Pat Ferrero, Janet Graham, Peter Adler, Michael Rossi, Peter Miller, Mark Anderson, Bernardo Ruiz, David Sutherland, Ricki Green, Tom Johnson, John Crowley, Terry Sanders, Lawrence R. Hott, Sarah Holt, Kirk Simon, Karen Goodman, David Dugan, John Rubin, Laurel Ladevich, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Jon Blair, Margaret Drain, Jamila Wignot, Sharon Grimberg, Mark Samels, David Belton, William Greaves, Charlotte Zwerin, Michael Uys, Lexy Lovell, Stephen Stept, Ilan Ziv, Sam Pollard, Hector Galan, Michael Bicks, Eric Stange, Lise Yasui, Helaine Head, Michael Simkin, Jeanne Jordan, Marilyn Mulford, Michael R. Lawrence, Connie Field, Michael Kloft, Noland Walker, Laurens Grant, Daniel Anker, Robert Drew, Freida Lee Mock, Bill Duke, Rory Kennedy, Bill Guttentag, Kate Davis, Dan Sturman, Andrea Kalin, Bestor Cram, Charles Guggenheim, Steven Ascher, George T. Nierenberg, Laurie Kahn, Richard P. Rogers, Mark Bussler, David Heilbroner, Carlos Sandoval, Lutz Hachmeister, Arthur Dong, John W. Walter, Tracy Heather Strain, Marian Marzynski, Alexander Berkel, Annie Mumgaard, Jacqueline Shearer, Kenneth Levis, Tom Weidlinger, Riva Freifeld, Anthony Potter, Caroline Toth, Hilary Klotz Steinman, Robert Levi, Stefan Mausbach, Tom Spain, Anna Lee Strachan, Lance Bird, Ann Tegnell, Marty Ostrow, Zvi Dor-Ner, M Pink Christofalo

Writers

Mark Zwonitzer, Michelle Ferrari, David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward, Austin Hoyt, Rob Rapley, Barak Goodman, Ric Burns, Chana Gazit, Adriana Bosch, Emma Lazarus, Elizabeth Deane, Stephen Ives, Rocky Collins, Steve Fayer, David Espar, Randall MacLowry, James A. DeVinney, Sarah Colt, Ken Chowder, Marcia Smith, Christine Lesiak, Ben Loeterman, Dave Pearce, Ronald Blumer, Paul Stekler, Robert Stone, John Maggio, Sharon Grimberg, Mark Davis, Irv Drasnin, Carl Byker, Thomas Ott, Marilyn Mellowes, Edward Gray, Tom Jennings, Nancy Porter, Paul Taylor, Thomas Lennon, Martin Smith, Louis J. Massiah, Michael Epstein, Daniel McCabe, Laurie Kahn, Richard Ben Cramer, Noland Walker, David Mrazek, Linda Garmon, Ricki Green, Paul Taylor, Jane Barnes, Helen Whitney, Llewellyn M. Smith, M.R. Rzeznik, Phillip Whitehead, Chris Durrance, Gene Tempest, Robert McDonnell, Stephen Fitzmeyer, Robert Kenner, Patricia Garcia Rios, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Henry Hampton, Michael Beschloss, Orlando Bagwell, Tom Weidlinger, Jacqueline Shearer, Dan T. Carter, John Mora, Lonon F. Smith, Douglas Cox, Madison D. Lacy, David Axelrod, Charles Guggenheim, Callie T. Wiser, Sue Williams, Stanley Nelson, Sheila Rothman, Sheila Curran Bernard, Bertrand M. Patenaude, Raymond Arsenault, Kevin Kertscher, Don Kleszy, Kathy Conkwright, Matthew Avery Sutton, Axel Engstfeld, Dustinn Craig, Robin Marantz Henig, Vidura Rajapaksa, Robert Tranchin, William A. Owens, Richard Kluger, Aaron R. Cohen, Candice Millard, Timothy Egan, Martha Sandlin, Helen Ashton, Craig B. Fisher, Beth Ferris, Doug Most, Brian Pearle, Peter Adler, Michael Rossi, Lorraine Dong, Andrew Pearson, Michael J. Moore, Peter Cook, William Martin, Bernardo Ruiz, Elizabeth Dean, Kim Roberts, Mark Bailey, David Sutherland, John Crowley, James Sanders, Walt Whitman, Andrew Ward, Pierre Berton, Terry Sanders, Michael Chandler, Judith Vecchione, John McGreevey, Kirk Simon, Karen Goodman, Simon Schama, Richard Snow, John Rubin, Laurel Ladevich, Eric Sevareid, Jon Blair, Susan Bellows, Mark Samels, David Belton, Judy Crichton, William Greaves, David Carter, Vicente Franco, Gail Dolgin, A. Brad Schwartz, Cathleen O'Connell, David C. Taylor, Michael Uys, Lexy Lovell, Drew Gilpin Faust, Ilan Ziv, Sam Pollard, Michael Bicks, Eric Stange, Paul Espinosa, David Murdock, David Dugan, Allen Rucker, Jeanne Jordan, Marilyn Mulford, Connie Field, Michael Kloft, Freida Lee Mock, Mark Obenhaus, Andrea Kalin, Steven Ascher, Keven McAlester, David Heilbroner, Julian Krainin, Elena Mannes, Carlos Sandoval, Lutz Hachmeister, Arthur Dong, Joseph Tovares, Ian Bodenham, Mel Bucklin, Vivian Ducat, John W. Walter, Steve Bagwell, Andrew Carroll, Mary Makley, Marian Marzynski, Alexander Berkel, Lou Potter, Melissa Banta, John M. Barry, Christine Zurbach, Avon Kirkland, David Mzarek, Laurel Ulrich, Bruce Palling, Randy MacLowry, Ken Emerson, Clyde Taylor, David Maraniss, Eudora Welty, Arthur Gelb, David Margolick, Amanda Pollak, Susan Kim, Eric Schlosser, Stephen Stept, Robert Levi, Stefan Mausbach, Kay Boyle, Tom Spain, Barbara Gelb, Neil Goodwin, Anna Lee Strachan, Bill Lattanzi, Susan Steinberg, Marty Ostrow, Zvi Dor-Ner, Jill Jonnes, Richard Ellison

Cast

Producers

Editors

Glenn Fukushima, Jon Neuburger, David Espar, Bruce Shaw, Geof Bartz, Don Kleszy, George O'Donnell, Mark Dugas, Bill Lattanzi, Li-Shin Yu, Howard Sharp, Sarah Holt, Aljernon Tunsil, Deborah Peretz, James Rutenbeck, Randall MacLowry, Thomas Haneke, Seth Bomse, Daniel McCabe, Peter Rhodes, George Kachadorian, Nancy Novack, Charles Scott, Ken Eluto, Sari Gilman, Bernice Schneider, Lewis Erskine, David Steward, Chad Ervin, Lillian Benson, John Chimples, Betty Ciccarelli, Llewellyn M. Smith, Joseph Tovares, David Hanser, R.A. Fedde, Robert Stone, Ilya Chaiken, Susan Fanshel, Richard Hankin, Peter Odabashian, William A. Anderson, Alexandru Moscu, Jeanne Jordan, Kim Roberts, Adam Zucker, John Maggio, Niharika Desai, Toby Shimin, Leonard Feinstein, Catherine Shields, Aaron Vega, Richard Smigielski, Jean Tsien, Sharon Sachs, Adriana Bosch, Michael Chandler, Ed Barteski, Michael Levine, Kate Amend, Eric Neudel, Thomas Ott, Kate Johnson, Ted Winterburn, Jean-Philippe Boucicaut, Penny Elliott Hays, Brian Funck, Eric Handley, John W. Walter, Alison Ellwood, Larry Ross, Carol Hayward, George Waite, Jeffrey Doe, Eric Seuel Davies, Bruce Johnson, A.C. Warden, Steven J. Golliday, Glen Cardno, Robert Marshall, Robert James Broadhurst, Michael Colonna, Jim Ohn, Monica Glaysher, Richard Bartlett, Bernahard Sehne, Mark Brownstone, Daniel Eisenberg, Ralph Hamrick, Barbara Burst, Chris Guido, Donna Marino, Nina Schulman, Sandrine Isambert, John J. Martin, Charles Byers, Josef van Ooyen, Mavis Lyons Smull, Juliana Parroni, Mark Pedante, Victoria Price, Eric Gulliver, Gary Princz, Omry Maoz, Bill Anderson, Linda Spain, Susan Korda, Tim Toidze, Paul Cleary, Jennifer Chinlund, Doug Quade, Joseph Wiedenmayer, Karen Schmeer, Kris Liem, Penny Hays, Victor Livingston, Guido Krajewski, Monika Finneisen, Merril Stern, Rachel Clark, Kathleen Korth, Ben Hilton, Ruth Schell, Stosh Jarecki, Paul Shepard, Walt Louie, Cherry Enoki, Stephanie Munroe, M. Watanabe Milmore, Yaffa Lerea, Jonathan Morris, Chyld King, Amy Foote, Jawad Metni, Hannah Vanderlan, Günther van Endert, Sabrina Zanella-Foresi, Paul Barnes, Peter R. Livingston Jr., Carrie Lozano, Lucy Massie Phenix, Susan Bellows, Charlotte Zwerin, Julian Ware, Kate Taverna, Diane Garey, Lawrence Lerew, Nancy Kennedy, Juliet Weber, Michael R. Lawrence, Kate Davis, Mark Bussler, Joshua Waletzky, Mary Makley, Syndi Pilar, Dan Flaherty, Greg Byers, Andrew Fredericks, Ann Tegnell, Jay Keuper

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