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 6 Big Dream, Small Screen

First Aired: February 10, 1997

Profiling television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth. Included: Farnsworth's early work in Los Angeles with wife Pem; his legal battles with the RCA corporation; and the impact of his work on his personal life. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

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Season 9, Episode 5

February 3, 1997

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New York Underground

Season 9, Episode 7

February 17, 1997

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