American Experience - Season 10

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Monday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Oct 04, 1988 In Season

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Episode Guide

  • Truman (Part I)
    Truman (Part I)
    Episode 1
    10/5/97
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    Challenges and triumphs of an unassuming midwesterner who was thrust into the role of national leader.
  • Truman (Part I)
    Truman (Part I)
    Episode 1
    10/5/97
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    Challenges and triumphs of an unassuming midwesterner who was thrust into the role of national leader.
  • Truman (Part II)
    Truman (Part II)
    Episode 2
    10/6/97
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    Challenges and triumphs of an unassuming midwesterner who was thrust into the role of national leader.
  • Vietnam (Parts I & II): Roots of War, America's Mandarin
    Edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. This installment details the situation in southeast Asia after World War II and the exit of the French from Vietnam.
  • Vietnam (Parts III & IV): LBJ Goes to War, America Takes Charge
    Edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. The U.S. attempts to support the south and prevent the spread of Communism.
  • Vietnam (Parts V & VI): America's Enemy, Tet 1968
    An edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. A summary of the parties involved in the war and the United States' attempt to eliminate the efforts of the Viet Cong.
  • Vietnam (Parts VII & VIII): Vietnamizing the War, Cambodia and Laos
    An edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. The US switches to intensive bombing and the brutal opportunism of Pol Pot is covered.
  • Vietnam (Parts IX & X): Peace is at Hand, Homefront USA
    An edited re-broadcast of the 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. Thes broadcasts cover the long deliberations at the Paris peace talks and the attitudes of the United States at home.
  • A Midwife's Tale
    A Midwife's Tale
    Episode 8
    1/19/98
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    The life of a midwife living in Maine during the late 18th century, based on the journals of Martha Ballard and the research of a modern-day author.
  • Mr. Miami Beach
    Mr. Miami Beach
    Episode 9
    2/2/98
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    Documentary of Carl Graham Fisher, an opportunist who saw potential for tourism in the swamp lands of Florida.
  • Influenza 1918
    Influenza 1918
    Episode 10
    2/9/98
    8.4
    The story of the great flu that killed more Americans than any other epidemic before or since.
  • Reagan (Part I)
    Reagan (Part I)
    Episode 11
    2/23/98
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    The career of Ronald Reagan, from his movie career to his growing interest in politics.
  • Reagan (Part II)
    Reagan (Part II)
    Episode 12
    2/24/98
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    The career of Ronald Reagan, from his movie career to his growing interest in politics.
  • 3/2/98
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    Causes and consequences of the agricultural disaster that struck the American midwest in the 1930s.
  • Reagan
    Reagan
    Episode 09.22.08
    2/23/98
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    When he left the White House in 1988, Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular presidents of the century. A former Hollywood actor and seemingly simple man, Reagan had been consistently underestimated by his opponents. He overcame them all with a combination of charm and unfailing optimism, rising to become a president who always preferred to see America as a "shining city on a hill" and himself as its heroic defender.moreless