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American Experience; America 1900


Part III: a Great Civilized Power for PBS After Hours, w lower thirds, rt:48:37

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American Experience
America 1900
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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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It was the dawn of "The American Century," a time of widespread optimism, unprecedented progress and tremendous confidence. But beneath the surface, an undercurrent of anxiety and conflict was spreading. As American troops were sent overseas to fight in a guerrilla war and an increasing number of immigrants struggled to become part of American life, a public debate erupted over sex and pornography, racial tensions threatened to explode, and the dizzying pace of technological change propelled the country into an unknown future. America 1900 examines the emerging forces that would come to shape our own century. Part I: Spirit of the Age Part II: Change is in the Air Part III: A Great Civilized Power

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