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American Experience

Season 18 2005 - 2006
TV-PG

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  • 2005-10-18T01:00:00Z on PBS
  • 55 mins
  • 11 hours, 55 mins (13 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, History
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13 episodes

18x01 Two Days in October

  • Season Premiere

    2005-10-18T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Discord in two different places - a withering ambush of US troops by the Viet Cong 40 miles west of Saigon and a student protest that turns violent at the University of Wisconsin.

18x02 Race to the Moon

  • 2005-11-01T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The Apollo 8 mission to orbit the moon and the men and women behind the effort.

The story of the circumstances that led to the founding of what would become a huge tourist destination in the desert.

The story of the circumstances that led to the founding of what would become a huge tourist destination in the desert.

18x05 John and Abigail Adams

  • 2006-01-24T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

A chronicle of the lives of the couple and their mutual regard for each other's abilities and intelligence.

18x06 The Nuremberg Trials

  • 2006-01-31T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

On November 20, 1945, the twenty-two surviving representatives of the Nazi elite stood before an international military tribunal at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany. This American Experience production draws upon rare archival material and eyewitness accounts to re-create the dramatic tribunal that defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day.

18x07 Jesse James

  • 2006-02-07T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

An examination of the real details of the notorious outlaw and his brother.

18x08 Hijacked

  • 2006-02-26T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The motivations of the "Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine" and the airplane hijackings they carried out.

18x09 Eugene O'Neill

  • 2006-03-22T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The life of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed playwrights.

18x10 The Boy in the Bubble

  • 2006-04-11T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Account of David Vetter, a boy with an immune system so compromised that he led a life of isolation in a sealed enclosure.

18x11 The Alaska Pipeline

  • 2006-04-25T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

The engineering behind the challenging work of transporting oil during the height of the energy crisis and the subsequent environmental impact of the pipeline.

18x12 Annie Oakley

  • 2006-05-09T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Chronicle of the amazing markswoman, her life, the discovery of her talent, and the promotion of her career.

18x13 The Man Behind Hitler

  • 2006-05-23T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Documentary on Joseph Goebbels and the propaganda behind the success of the Nazi regime - told mainly though his own diaries and speeches.

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