American Experience; Hunt for Pancho Villa, the
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- American Experience
- Hunt for Pancho Villa, 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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One morning in 1916, Pancho Villa led a column of Mexican guerrillas across the border into New Mexico. Before he withdrew, 19 Americans and 67 Mexicans lay dead. When outraged Americans demanded action, President Wilson called on General John "Black Jack" Pershing to hunt down Villa in what proved to be one of the last great cavalry mobilizations in American history. The film uses extraordinary archival footage and interviews with survivors to create a picture of the violent life on the border in the years before World War I.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Hunt for Pancho Villa, the,” 10/09/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 24, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C157892207BC4A92BAFC1844B4502DF8.
- MLA: “American Experience; Hunt for Pancho Villa, the.” 10/09/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 24, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C157892207BC4A92BAFC1844B4502DF8>.
- APA: American Experience; Hunt for Pancho Villa, the. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C157892207BC4A92BAFC1844B4502DF8