American Experience; Barnum's Big Top
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- American Experience
- Barnum's Big Top
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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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This film chronicles Phineas T. Barnum's transformation of the American circus from a backward, horse-drawn show into a traveling technological spectacle. Using advertisements, stills, journals, and never-before-seen archival film, this documentary paints a portrait of America at the turn of the century.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Barnum's Big Top,” 12/11/1991, GBH Archives, accessed May 29, 2022, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4406207BF1284AB4A06568E0C41D21E8.
- MLA: “American Experience; Barnum's Big Top.” 12/11/1991. GBH Archives. Web. May 29, 2022. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4406207BF1284AB4A06568E0C41D21E8>.
- APA: American Experience; Barnum's Big Top. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4406207BF1284AB4A06568E0C41D21E8