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American Experience; Alone on the Ice

11/23/1998

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Series
American Experience
Program
Alone on the Ice
Program Number

1104

Series Description

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

Program Description

In June 1934, Richard Byrd lay alone in a small hut below the polar ice, hovering near death. No one before Byrd had ever experienced winter in the interior of the Antarctic. In an age of heroes, he was one of America's greatest. An explorer, aviation pioneer and scientist, Byrd was also an egotist, risk-taker, heavy drinker -- and, his critics claim, a fraud who took credit for the accomplishments of others.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Alone on the Ice,” 11/23/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_938DA584BAEC4D62887EB64BA7623926.
MLA: “American Experience; Alone on the Ice.” 11/23/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_938DA584BAEC4D62887EB64BA7623926>.
APA: American Experience; Alone on the Ice. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_938DA584BAEC4D62887EB64BA7623926
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