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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 3, Episode 7 Satellite Sky

First Aired: December 3, 1990

Filmmaker Robert Stone's "The Satellite Sky" wryly recalls the dawn of the "space race" via archival footage and film clips. Included: the 1957 Sputnik 2 launch; the 1959 "Kitchen Debate" between Nixon and Khrushchev.