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American Experience 

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
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David McCullough ...  Narrator / ... 46 episodes, 1991-2006
David Ogden Stiers ...  Himself - Narrator 33 episodes, 1995-2011
Oliver Platt ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 26 episodes, 2012-2018
Michael Murphy ...  Himself - Narrator 25 episodes, 2002-2017
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"American Experience" combines dramatic re-enactments with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at the personalities, events and resources that have had a profound impact on the shaping of America's past and present. Written by Jwelch5742

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

4 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Американское приключение See more »

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Arlington, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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WGBH See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Consistently excellent.
20 May 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

As a retired history teacher, it's probably not all that surprising that I love this series--especially as I taught American history. However, my love of it is not just for the subject matter but because the show is exceptionally well made throughout--and brings to life many otherwise dull or forgotten events through history. Because of very high production values, the show is nearly always the best example on a given topic that you can find. In addition, although some bash PBS for leaning too far to the left, often I have noticed that the shows are very balanced and have a certain fondness for their subject--no matter the political persuasion. For example, the show seems just as enthusiastic in extolling the virtues of an FDR as well as a George H.W. Bush. All in all, consistently the best historical series on television--brilliant and enjoyable episode after episode.


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