Mark Twain: His Amazing Adventures
First Aired: November 11, 1996
Profiling Mark Twain (1835-1910) in his roles as steamboat pilot, gold miner, lecturer and reporter. Included: how Sam Clemens chose his pen name; the 1895 world tour aimed at paying his way out of bankruptcy; comments from scholars.
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)