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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 23, Episode 9 Stonewall Uprising

First Aired: April 25, 2011

"This was the Rosa Parks moment, the time that gay people stood up and said no," says the Village Voice's Lucian Truscott IV in the illuminating "Stonewall Uprising," which recalls a 1969 riot that erupted after police raided a Greenwich Village gay bar. The film details the oppression and persecution the LGBT community faced in the years prior to the incident (homosexual acts were illegal in all but one state, Illinois), and features remarks from rioters and the NYPD officer who led the raid.

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