Season 11, Episode 6 Meltdown at Three Mile Island

First Aired: February 22, 1999

Recalling the 1979 disaster at the Pennsylvania nuclear power plant Three Mile Island. It started with “a simple plumbing breakdown,” notes narrator Liev Schreiber, and snowballed into a near core meltdown. Host: David McCullough.

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