American Experience 1988 | TV Show

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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 5 The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

First Aired: November 1, 1988

Women discuss their roles as World War II munitions workers, the liberation the work gave them, sexual and racial tensions they faced, and their disillusionment after the war. Included: archival footage, stills and music of the period. Host: David McCullough.

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Season 1, Episode 4

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