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American Experience; Rockefellers, The


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American Experience
Rockefellers, The
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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 edited version of program 1301 aired as 2506: John D. Rockefeller. See that title for additional assets.

Few families in America have been as powerful, admired or hated as the Rockefellers -- and no family has been as rich. For more than a century, they exerted an unparalleled influence over nearly every aspect of American life, from business and government to art and education. David Ogden Stiers narrates this saga of four generations of a remarkable family. Narrator: David Ogden Stiers.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Rockefellers, The,” 09/01/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B00F1DE786CC468DBC6889C1BE321208.
MLA: “American Experience; Rockefellers, The.” 09/01/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B00F1DE786CC468DBC6889C1BE321208>.
APA: American Experience; Rockefellers, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B00F1DE786CC468DBC6889C1BE321208
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