American Experience


First responders, journalists, shop owners, those inside the pressure-packed control center of Con Edison on West End Avenue, and other New Yorkers tell what happened when the lights went out on July 13, 1977.

Air Date 7/14/15

Praised as the "finest documentary series on television," AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • Edison: American Experience |
    Friday, Jul 21 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1912 — Summer of Love: American Experience |
    Tuesday, Jul 25 at 7pm TPT 2
  • #1912 — Summer of Love: American Experience |
    Wednesday, Jul 26 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2708 — Part One |
    Tuesday, Aug 29 at 7pm TPT 2
  • #2708 — Part One |
    Wednesday, Aug 30 at 1am TPT 2
  • Edison: American Experience
    The holder of 1,093 patents, Thomas Alva Edison's name was nearly synonymous with invention. Driven, intensely competitive and never more at home than he was at work, Edison is remembered as the genius that created the modern world.
    Friday, Jul 21 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1912 — Summer of Love: American Experience
    View a complex portrait of the notorious Haight-Ashbury event that many consider the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement. Hear interviews with a range of individuals, including politicians, runaways, police officers, residents and scholars.
    Tuesday, Jul 25 at 7pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Jul 26 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2708 — Part One
    Explore the complex life and enduring legacy of the iconic filmmaker from his early days creating Mickey Mouse through the making of Snow White, the first full-length animated film.
    Tuesday, Aug 29 at 7pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Aug 30 at 1am TPT 2


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