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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 9, Episode 8 Around the World in 72 Days

First Aired: April 28, 1997

Chronicling the career of Victorian-era journalist Nellie Bly. Included: her undercover assignments for the New York World; and her 1889-90 feat of circling the globe in 72 days, less time than it took Jules Verne's literary character Phileas Fogg. Narrated by David Ogden Stiers.