American Experience - Season 4

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

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  • LBJ (Part I)
    LBJ (Part I)
    Episode 1
    9/30/91
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    Lyndon Johnson scratches his way to the top of the Texas Democratic party and moves on to the national political scene.
  • LBJ (Part II)
    LBJ (Part II)
    Episode 2
    10/1/91
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    The successes and failures of Johnson's presidential administration after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
  • The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry
    A story of the formation and service of the first all-Black military unit in the United States during the Civil War.
  • Barnum's Big Top
    Barnum's Big Top
    Episode 4
    10/14/91
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    P.T. Barnum launches a scheme to bring entertainment and marvels to the country - something that one day becomes "The Greatest Show on Earth."
  • Scandalous Mayor
    Scandalous Mayor
    Episode 5
    10/28/91
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    The story of the corrupt political dominance of Mayor James Curley and its effect on the city of Boston in the early 20th century.
  • Pearl Harbor: Surprise and Remembrance
    Recounting the historic attack of 1941, including the planning and military outlook of both the United States and Japan at the time.
  • G-Men: The Rise of J. Edgar Hoover
    11/18/91
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    The evolution of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an instrument to battle serious interstate crime and the personal mission of its controversial leader.
  • Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo
    12/9/91
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    Biography of the famed jazz composer and pianist, including rare footage of his performances.
  • The Quiz Show Scandal
    1/6/92
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    Behind-the-scenes examination of the quiz show craze of the 1950s and how the outcomes of these television shows came to be fixed.
  • Love in the Cold War
    1/13/92
    0.0
    The story of Eugene Dennis and his wife Peggy, communist activists in the post-World War II era.
  • Wild by Law
    Wild by Law
    Episode 11
    2/10/92
    0.0
    The modern movement to preserve natural wilderness in the United States.
  • In the White Man's Image
    2/17/92
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    Documentary on the late 19th/early 20th century educational effort to teach Native Americans to adopt western cultural ways and abandon their own traditions.
  • LBJ
    LBJ
    Episode 10.20.08
    9/30/91
    0.0
    He was one of the most astute, perplexing and larger-than-life figures in modern American history. An accidental president, Lyndon Baines Johnson set out to make his mark by pushing through historic social legislation of a scale that rivaled FDR's New Deal. Bombastic and deeply emotional, Johnson's vision was shattered by the increasing debacle of Vietnam, and his presidency began to unravel.moreless
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