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American Experience
Daley, the Last Boss
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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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Few men ever pursued power as persistently or practiced it as skillfully as Richard Daley, Chicago's mayor from 1955 until his death in 1976. Hal Holbrook narrates this portrait of the man who rose through the ranks to become the leader of arguably the mightiest political machine in the country.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Daley, the Last Boss,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_692A0CECAE0A48959F651E0F5ECC25D8.
MLA: “American Experience; Daley, the Last Boss.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_692A0CECAE0A48959F651E0F5ECC25D8>.
APA: American Experience; Daley, the Last Boss. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_692A0CECAE0A48959F651E0F5ECC25D8
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