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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 2, Episode 8 Mr. Sears Catalogue

First Aired: November 21, 1989

How "Mr. Sears' Catalogue" helped to "homogenize America" by bringing material goods to the rural U.S. Also: how R.W. Sears started his empire when he found an unclaimed shipment of watches. Host: David McCullough.