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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 4, Episode 4 Barnum's Big Top

First Aired: October 14, 1991

Profiling the 19th-century impresario Phineas T. Barnum, who helped transform a “shady little show” into the Greatest Show on Earth. Robert Lansing is the narrator. Written and directed by Matthew Collins.

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Season 4, Episode 3

October 7, 1991

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Season 4, Episode 5

October 28, 1991

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