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 11, Episode 5 Rescue at Sea

First Aired: February 15, 1999

Remembering the 1909 collision between the Republic and the Florida. All of the Republic passengers were saved because of the persistence of a telegraph operator who sent messages over a 24-hour period until help came. Narrated by David McCullough.

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Season 11, Episode 4

February 8, 1999

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Season 11, Episode 6

February 22, 1999

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