American Experience

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American Experience
Premiere October 4, 1988
Finale
Airs On hiatus
Creator
Network PBS
Style 60/120-minute documentary
Company Spark Media Inc.,
WGBH Boston
Seasons 24
Episodes 280+ (through season 24)
Status Renewed through season 25 (2013)
Origin USA

American Experience is the longest running historical documentary series broadcast on American television. The series is produced by WGBH in Boston for PBS, each episode chronicles a particular aspect of American culture which otherwise typically goes unnoticed (such as Emma Goldman or the stories of teenage hobos in the 1930s) in other documentary series.

Contents

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
PBS
Season One October 4, 1988 January 17, 1989 16
Season Two October 3, 1989 February 12, 1990 15
Season Three October 1, 1990 May 6, 1991 12
Season Four September 30, 1991 February 17, 1992 12
Season Five September 20, 1992 March 1, 1993 15
Season Six September 20, 1993 May 25, 1994 7
Season Seven October 12, 1994 May 9, 1995 9
Season Eight October 16, 1995 February 26, 1996 9
Season Nine October 6, 1996 May 12, 1997 9
Season Ten October 5, 1997 March 2, 1998 18
Season Eleven November 18, 1998 May 17, 1999 13
Season Twelve November 14, 1999 May 23, 2000 15
Season Thirteen October 17, 2000 April 30, 2001 13
Season Fourteen October 1, 2001 April 28, 2002 14
Season Fifteen November 11, 2002 July 14, 2003 13
Season Sixteen September 9, 2003 May 3, 2004 9
Season Seventeen October 4, 2004 July 4, 2005 12
Season Eighteen October 17, 2005 May 22, 2006 13
Season Nineteen October 2, 2006 May 14, 2007 18
Season Twenty January 14, 2008 May 6, 2008 18
Season Twenty-One January 26, 2009 May 18, 2009 10
Season Twenty-Two November 2, 2009 May 10, 2010 8
Season Twenty-Three January 2011 May 2011 10
Season Twenty-Four January 12, 2012 May 1, 2012 7
Season Twenty-Five January 8, 2013

In-Depth

DVD Releases

External Sites