American Experience; Mr. Miami Beach
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- American Experience
- Mr. Miami Beach
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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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A master promoter who produced elaborate spectacles to sell bicycles and cars, Carl Fisher had already made a fortune and built a motor speedway in his native Indianapolis when he was seized by a vision. On a narrow spit of swampland near Miami, Fisher created a tropical paradise of sand and palm trees, then masterminded a dazzling sales campaign. It worked -- until a devastating hurricane and the Crash of 1929 brought an end to his dream.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Mr. Miami Beach,” 12/19/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3C27E56130BF479D959DFC3AB84213B3.
- MLA: “American Experience; Mr. Miami Beach.” 12/19/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3C27E56130BF479D959DFC3AB84213B3>.
- APA: American Experience; Mr. Miami Beach. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3C27E56130BF479D959DFC3AB84213B3