American Experience 1988 | TV Show

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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 9 Battle for Wilderness

First Aired: December 5, 1989

"The Battle for Wilderness" examines the historic conflict over the building of a dam in Yosemite National Park, proposed in 1906 after the San Francisco earthquake. Narrated by Hume Cronyn.

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Season 2, Episode 8

November 21, 1989

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Ballad of the Mountain Man

Season 2, Episode 10

December 12, 1989

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