American Experience 1988 | TV Show

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This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen (more…)

Premiered: October 4, 1988

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 18, Episode 1 Two Days in October

First Aired: October 17, 2005

“Two Days in October” recalls two 1967 events---a Vietcong ambush and a violent antiwar demonstration at the University of Wisconsin---that together marked a turning point in America's Vietnam tragedy. The ambush, on Oct. 17, killed 64 of the 142 U.S. troops attacked, and showed, maybe for the first time, that the war might not be winnable. And the protest, a day later against Dow Chemical Co., is believed to be the first antiwar demonstration to turn violent.

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Season 17, Episode 12

May 23, 2005

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Season 18, Episode 2

October 31, 2005

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