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Season 11, Episode 2 Butte, America

First Aired: October 20, 2009

The rise and fall of Butte, Mont., the "Pittsburgh of the West," is chronicled. The onetime copper-mining capital was home to the behemoth Anaconda Copper Mining Company and the birthplace of the Western Federation of Miners. Included: how open-pit mining laid waste to neighborhoods and the environment.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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