American Oz

Explore the life and times of author L. Frank Baum, the creator of one of the most beloved, enduring and classic American narratives - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum never lost his childlike sense of wonder and eventually crafted his observations into a magical tale of survival, adventure and self-discovery, reinterpreted through the generations in films, books and musicals.

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

American Experience Episodes

American Experience Extras

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