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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 3, Episode 6 The Iron Road

First Aired: November 26, 1990

Chronicling the construction of the transcontinental railroad that tied East to West immediately after the Civil War. Included: profiles of the founders, financiers and workers who built the rail.

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