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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 5, Episode 8 Ishi: The Last Yahi Indian

First Aired: December 2, 1992

"Ishi, the Last Yahi" profiles a Native American who, in 1911, "walked out into the white man's world" after spending nearly 40 years in hiding. Included: archival footage; comments from scholars. Narrated by Linda Hunt.

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Season 5, Episode 7

November 25, 1992

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If You Knew Sousa

Season 5, Episode 9

January 11, 1993

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