Season 2, Episode 12 Wildcatter: A Story of Texas Oil
First Aired: January 8, 1990
Surveying the work of independent oil men. Included: the “first gusher” in 1901; “Dad” Joiner's 1931 strike in Rusk County; modern-day wildcatters. Host: 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)