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American Experience
Robert E. Lee
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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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He is celebrated by handsome equestrian statues in countless cities and towns across the American South, and by no less than five postage stamps issued by the government he fought against during the four bloodiest years in American history. Nearly a century and a half after his death, Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Robert E. Lee examines the life and reputation of the general whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by admirers after his death.

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Chicago: “American Experience; Robert E. Lee,” 12/03/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9200A3F4F3014FD0A33958B23B018E23.
MLA: “American Experience; Robert E. Lee.” 12/03/2010. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9200A3F4F3014FD0A33958B23B018E23>.
APA: American Experience; Robert E. Lee. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9200A3F4F3014FD0A33958B23B018E23
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