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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 17, Episode 10 Victory in the Pacific

First Aired: May 2, 2005

“Victory in the Pacific,” a somber, introspective chronicle of the “embrace of death” the U.S. and Japan shared during the final year of World War II. Filmmaker Austin Hoyt focuses on the viciousness of the fighting, and the victory, he contends, resulted as much from the Soviet invasion of Manchuria as from the atomic bomb. Hoyt profiled Douglas MacArthur for “American Experience” in 1999.

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