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American Experience Season 6 Episodes

7 Episodes 1993 - 1994

Episode 1

Eisenhower: Soldier

Mon, Sep 20, 1993 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. Chronicling the career of Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969), the 34th U.S. president.

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Episode 2

Eisenhower: Statesman

Mon, Sep 27, 1993 90 mins

Conclusion. Chronicling the career of Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969), the 34th U.S. president.

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Episode 3

Amelia Earhart

Mon, Oct 28, 1996 60 mins

A profile of aviatrix Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), who, in 1932, became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Earhart vanished during an attempt to circumnavigate the world at the equator.

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Episode 4

The Hunt for Pancho Villa

Mon, Nov 8, 1993 60 mins

Recalling the search for Pancho Villa by U.S. forces after his 1916 raids on Columbus, N.M. Included: Villa's struggle to overthrow Diaz's dictatorship, and the ensuing civil war. Also: comments from two of Villa's soldiers.

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Episode 5

Malcolm X: Make It Plain

Wed, Jan 26, 1994 150 mins

"Malcolm X: Make It Plain," a 1994 profile of the charismatic Black Muslim martyr (1925-65), from the producers of the landmark PBS series "Eyes on the Prize." Malcolm "took on America for us," says Harlem activist Sonia Sanchez, encapsulating a combative personality formed by racial violence and crime. As seen here, his conversion to Islam rechanneled it. Interviewees include family members, actor Ossie Davis, and Alex Haley, who coauthored Malcolm's autobiography. Alfre Woodard narrates.

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Episode 6

America and the Holocaust - Deceit and Indifference

Wed, Apr 6, 1994 90 mins

"America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference," a critical study of the U.S. Government's immigration quotas during World War II. Included: Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau's attempts to change the laws; and the efforts of Kurt Klein to bring his parents to America. Hal Linden narrates.

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Episode 7

D-Day

Wed, May 25, 1994 60 mins

"D-Day," Charles Guggenheim's chronicle of the June 6, 1944, Allied invasion of Western Europe at Normandy. Included: footage of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower inspecting the troops; Field Marshal Erwin Rommel attending a family party before the attack. David McCullough narrates.

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