Season 4, Episode 4 Barnum's Big Top
First Aired: October 14, 1991
Profiling the 19th-century impresario Phineas T. Barnum, who helped transform a “shady little show” into the Greatest Show on Earth. Robert Lansing is the narrator. Written and directed by Matthew Collins.
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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)