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Encyclopedia > American Experience
American Experience
Image:American Experience logo.png
Genre documentary television series
Country of origin Flag of United States United States
No. of episodes over 220 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 60 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel PBS
Original run 1988 – present
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American Experience (sometimes abbreviated AmEx) is a television program airing on the PBS network in the United States. The program airs documentaries about important or interesting events in American history, many of which have won impressive awards. A trademark of the series is its ability to take lesser-known events in history, such as the history of Coney Island or Tupperware, and expand on the topic, showing how that event reflected larger, more important themes in American culture or society. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... A list of episodes from the Public Broadcasting Service documentary series American Experience. ... Bold text:This article is about the written record of a meeting. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... A television documentary is a documentary or a series of documentaries that are meant to be broadcasted on television. ... The United States of America is located in the middle of the North American continent, with Canada to the north and the United Mexican States to the south. ... Look up Award in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image of Coney Island, located in the middle left of the picture, taken by NASA. The peninsula to the right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Tupperware logo Tupperware small storage box Tupperware is the brand name of a home products line that includes preparation, storage, and serving products for kitchen and home. ...


The documentaries are extensively researched, often taking years to complete. Many programs are accompanied by websites that have more background information on the subjects covered. The show, which is produced by primarily by WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, though occasionally in the early seasons of the show, was co-produced by other PBS stations such as WNET in New York and KCET in Los Angeles, began airing in 1988, and has had a presence on the Internet since 1995. Early on, the program was called The American Experience, although the "The" was dropped during a later brand and image update. Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting, and revising facts. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... WGBH is an established public television and public radio broadcast service located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ... WNET (Thirteen/WNET) is an American television station licensed by the FCC to serve Newark, New Jersey. ... For the Japanese computer game developer, see Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo KCET is one of four PBS member stations serving Los Angeles and Southern California, the others being KVCR-TV, KOCE-TV, and KLCS. Broadcasting on channel 28, the studio is located at 4401 West Sunset Boulevard. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Some programs now considered part of the American Experience collection were produced prior to the creation of the series. Vietnam: A Television History was one of them, airing in 1983 after taking six years to assemble. Also, in 2006, American Experience rebroadcast Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, the first half of the award-winning 1986 documentary about the African-American civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Eyes on the Prize: Americas Civil Rights Years (1954-1965) is a documentary series about the American Civil Rights Movement. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Predominantly Christianity and Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


See also

List of American Experience episodes A list of episodes from the Public Broadcasting Service documentary series American Experience. ...


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