Season 11, Episode 8 Riding the Rails

First Aired: April 12, 1999

Seniors reflect on “Riding the Rails” as teenage hobos during the Depression. Archival footage and period folk music are blended with the oral histories. Produced by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell. Richard Thomas narrates.

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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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