American Experience - Season 8

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

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Episode Guide

  • Spy in the Sky
    Spy in the Sky
    Episode 9
    2/26/96
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    The Cold War forces the United States to build very high altitude U2 planes to record photographs of opposing nations.
  • The Wright Stuff
    The Wright Stuff
    Episode 8
    2/12/96
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    The story of Wilbur and Orville Wright and the earliest days of aviation.
  • The Battle Over Citizen Kane
    1/29/96
    8.0
    Orson Welles' movie stirs the ire of publisher William Randolph Hearst, the man who the film was patterned after.
  • Daley: The Last Boss
    1/22/96
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    Biography of Chicago mayor Richard Daley, considered one of the last major heads of big city "machine" politics in the United States.
  • Freedom on My MInd
    Freedom on My MInd
    Episode 5
    1/15/96
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    An account of the struggle to register African Americans to vote in the state of Mississippi in the 1960s.
  • The Orphan Trains
    The Orphan Trains
    Episode 4
    11/27/95
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    The story of orphaned inner-city children shipped to rural locations and new lives as part of a social engineering experiment.
  • Chicago 1968
    Chicago 1968
    Episode 3
    11/13/95
    7.0
    The nation watches a political convention that in many ways is a symbol of the turbulent times in which it was held.
  • Edison's Miracle of Light
    10/23/95
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    Inventor Thomas A. Edison experiments with electricity, long-burning filaments, and glass bulbs to give America an alternative to gas lights.
  • Murder of the Century
    10/16/95
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    The nation is fascinated by the high-profile murder of a famous architect, apparently because of jealousy over the love of a popular female model and stage performer.