American Experience; Wright Stuff, The
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- American Experience
- Wright Stuff, The
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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In 1903, the Wright Brothers had solved one of the most baffling mysteries of science, but characteristically kept their invention secret, awaiting patents on various components. As others developed flying machines, newspapers vilified the shy and self-effacing Wright brothers as "bluffers." After a spectacular 1908 Paris flight, the Wrights were vindicated, but were completely unprepared for the ensuing fame. This is a quintessential American story about two ordinary men, working alone, who reshaped the 20th century. Garrison Keillor narrates.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Wright Stuff, The,” 01/05/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 25, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29C0DB1DE00A484CB9690AC532F93534.
- MLA: “American Experience; Wright Stuff, The.” 01/05/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 25, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29C0DB1DE00A484CB9690AC532F93534>.
- APA: American Experience; Wright Stuff, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29C0DB1DE00A484CB9690AC532F93534