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American Experience
After the Crash
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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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An army of veterans and their families marched towards Washington in 1932 to claim the cash bonuses promised by Congress and Herbert Hoover -- 20,000 people set up camps and made radical demands on behalf of America's hungry and poor. President Hoover loaned them tents, cots, and rations, but when Gen. MacArthur's troops attacked the protesters, the country became convinced that the president had no compassion for the dispossessed. Will be part of nine-hour series on the Depression in production at Blackside, Inc, to air in 1993.



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Chicago: “American Experience; After the Crash,” 04/22/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_48CAB60AE6A74B4692AC6608AB6886B7.
MLA: “American Experience; After the Crash.” 04/22/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_48CAB60AE6A74B4692AC6608AB6886B7>.
APA: American Experience; After the Crash. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_48CAB60AE6A74B4692AC6608AB6886B7
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