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 9, Episode 5 The Telephone

First Aired: February 3, 1997

Studying Alexander Graham Bell's 1876 invention of the telephone. Included: the relationship between Bell and assistant Thomas Watson; Bell's legal battles to retain rights to his patent. Narrated by Morley Safer.

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