Season 11, Episode 4 Alone on the Ice

First Aired: February 8, 1999

Chronicling the 1933-35 Antarctic expedition of Richard Byrd (1888-1957). Byrd had resolved to live on his own one winter in a remote weather station, but had to be rescued after suffering from carbon-monoxide poisoning. Narrated by Donald Sutherland.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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)

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