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American Experience; Wildcatter - A Story of Texas Oil

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American Experience
Wildcatter - A Story of Texas Oil
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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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Those who dared to seek their fortunes in inhospitable places where only the wildcats roamed; this is the story of independent oil men who loved the crap shoot business of prospecting for oil with little more than stubborn hopes and borrowed money. (Scheduled to air 10/89-pre-empted by "San Francisco Earthquake" encore)



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Chicago: “American Experience; Wildcatter - A Story of Texas Oil,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3621B40ACA37414AAEC52E1F28C66409.
MLA: “American Experience; Wildcatter - A Story of Texas Oil.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3621B40ACA37414AAEC52E1F28C66409>.
APA: American Experience; Wildcatter - A Story of Texas Oil. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3621B40ACA37414AAEC52E1F28C66409
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