Season 8, Episode 4 The Orphan Trains
First Aired: November 27, 1995
Examining the transportation of tens of thousands of orphaned children to the Midwest from 1854 to 1929. Included: comments from onetime passengers, who discuss how they were treated by their guardians. Narrated by Stacy Keach.
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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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This year, the stars wore subtle (but important) accessories.