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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 8, Episode 2 Edison's Miracle of Light

First Aired: October 23, 1995

Examining Thomas Edison's effort to produce a “practical electric lightbulb,” and his subsequent efforts to “invent a new industry to provide electric power.” Included: his rivalry with industrialist George Westinghouse. Narrated by Peter Coyote.

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October 16, 1995

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Season 8, Episode 3

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