American Experience

Season 23 Episode 7

The Greely Expedition

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2011 on PBS

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    • Because of evidence of cannibalism, the scientific data brought back by the few survivors of the expedition was shunned. It would only be analyzed when contemporary climatologists sought historical documentation of climate changes in the Arctic.

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    • Michael Robinson (historian): (on the purpose of the expedition) The hope was that this would offer the key to a new climatic understanding of this world.

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