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American Experience
Around the World in 72 Days
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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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At the age of 19, Nellie Bly talked her way into an improbable job on a newspaper, then went on to become "the best reporter in America." She was serious and spunky; she even had herself committed to expose abuse of the mentally ill. But when she traveled around the world in just 72 days, beating Jules Verne's fictional escapade, she turned herself into world celebrity.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Around the World in 72 Days,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6F4D488541884488AE32E0AFBCBBFA6D.
MLA: “American Experience; Around the World in 72 Days.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6F4D488541884488AE32E0AFBCBBFA6D>.
APA: American Experience; Around the World in 72 Days. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6F4D488541884488AE32E0AFBCBBFA6D
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