Season 1, Episode 1 The Great San Francisco Earthquake

First Aired: October 4, 1988

Eyewitnesses, archival footage and stills recall the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, including the ensuing three-day inferno; and the recovery program, which culminated in 1915, when the city hosted a World's Fair.

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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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