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This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen Kane' when it was released, and the Battle of the Bulge.

Premiere Date: Oct/01/1988

Genre: History

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American Experience season 27 episode 7

Season 27, Episode 7: Last Days in Vietnam

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes took matters into their own hands. Dire...

Air Date: Apr 28, 2015

American Experience season 27 episode 8

Season 27, Episode 8: Blackout

What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?...

Air Date: Jul 14, 2015

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