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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 22, Episode 2 Wyatt Earp

First Aired: January 25, 2010

A profile of Old West lawman Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), best remembered for his involvement in the infamous 1881 shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz. The doc delves into what led to the incident, including what initially brought him to Tombstone, as well as the aftermath. It also delves into Earp's life prior to and following his stay in Tombstone, including the likely impact that his first wife's 1870 death had on him.

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