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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 5 Daley, the Last Boss

First Aired: January 22, 1996

Chronicling the reign of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (1902-76), who was among the last of the old-style “big city bosses.” Supporters and opponents discuss Daley's ties to his working-class constituents; and his reluctance to help alleviate racial tensions in the 1960s. Narrated by Hal Holbrook.

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