Season 2, Episode 1 The Great Air Race of 1924

First Aired: October 3, 1989

Recalling "The Great Air Race of 1924," a trip around the world undertaken by U.S. Army Air Service pilots and their mechanics in single-engine, open-cockpit planes. Narrator: David McCullough.

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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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