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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 7, Episode 3 Telegrams From the Dead

First Aired: October 19, 1994

Recalling the spiritualism movement, which became a “national passion” from 1848 to the 1880s. Included: readings from the period; comments from historians. Narrated by Ellen Burstyn.

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FDR: The Grandest Job in the World/The Juggler

Season 7, Episode 2

October 13, 1994

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Midnight Ramble

Season 7, Episode 4

October 26, 1994

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