American Experience - Season 9

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

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  • Gold Fever
    Gold Fever
    Episode 9
    5/12/97
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    The story of the last great gold rush in North America, the search in the Yukon and Klondike at the end of the 19th century.
  • Around the World in 72 Days
    4/28/97
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    Groundbreaking New York reporter Nellie Bly uses all manner of transportation to beat the fictional feat of Verne's Phileas Fogg.
  • New York Underground
    2/17/97
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    Chronicle of the construction of the New York subway and its dramatic impact on the city.
  • Big Dream, Small Screen
    2/10/97
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    How Philo Farnsworth combined his work with other emerging technologies to contribute to the development of television.
  • The Telephone
    The Telephone
    Episode 5
    2/3/97
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    The debut of the telephone in 1876 and its subsequent impact on American communication, and even, America's landscape.
  • Hawaii's Last Queen
    1/27/97
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    In 1893, the last sovereign ruler of Hawaii is removed by forces that want the islands to come under the official jurisdiction of the United States.
  • The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
    A chronicle of the rise of industrialist Andrew Carnegie, his steel empire, and his philanthropy.
  • T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part II)
    The colorful life of Teddy Roosevelt, from frail youth to larger-than-life persona.
  • T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part I)
    The colorful life of Teddy Roosevelt, from frail youth to larger-than-life persona.