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American Experience; Hunt for Pancho Villa, the

10/09/1993

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Series
American Experience
Program
Hunt for Pancho Villa, the
Program Number

602

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

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.

Duration

00:55:41

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Hunt for Pancho Villa, the,” 10/09/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C157892207BC4A92BAFC1844B4502DF8.
MLA: “American Experience; Hunt for Pancho Villa, the.” 10/09/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <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
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