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American Experience

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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 7 Lost in the Grand Canyon

First Aired: April 5, 1999

Chronicling explorer John Wesley Powell's 1869 expedition down the Colorado River. While Powell and his nine-member crew successfully navigated the river into the Grand Canyon, the trip was fraught with problems, including the loss of supplies and, ultimately, three men.