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American Experience

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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 1, Episode 13 Views of the Vanishing Frontier

First Aired: December 27, 1988

"Views of a Vanishing Frontier" portrays Native Americans living along the Missouri River during the 1830s, as seen through the works of a Swiss painter and the diary of a German aristocrat who sailed the waterway.