Season 5, Episode 11 Sit Down and Fight: Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers' Union

First Aired: February 1, 1993

"Sit Down and Fight: Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers Union" chronicles the history of the UAW and its president. Included: the 1937 sit-down strike against GM, which led to a contract with that company, and later with Chrysler and Ford.

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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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