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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 16, Episode 8 Patriots Day

First Aired: April 19, 2004

“Patriots Day” follows Revolutionary War reenactors as they prepare to refire those shots heard `round the world on April 19, 1775, in Lexington and Concord. Filmmaker Marian Marzynski's style is low key and at times whimsical (real redcoats didn't use cell phones), but the “living historians” are serious. Says one: “It is important to understand the passion of what took place here.”

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Golden Gate Bridge

Season 16, Episode 9

May 3, 2004