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The Forgotten Plague

Tuberculosis is the deadliest killer in human history, responsible for one in four deaths for almost two centuries. While it shaped medical pursuits, social habits, economic development and public policy, TB and its ...

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The Big Burn

From PBS - Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three ...
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Season 8

16 Oct. 1995
Murder of the Century
A documentary chronicling the events surrounding the murder of famed architect Stanford White by millionaire Harry Thaw over the affections of showgirl Evelyn Nesbitt in New York in 1906.
 
23 Oct. 1995
Edison's Miracle of Light
The story of Thomas Edison's creation of a safe electric light system.
 
27 Nov. 1995
The Orphan Trains
In the 1850s, thousands of homeless children roamed New York City streets in search of food and shelter. The Children's Aid Society sent the children on trains to rural areas, where families would take in the orphans.
 
29 Jan. 1996
The Battle Over Citizen Kane
Documentary about the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). Features interviews with Welles' and Hearst's co-workers also as a relative complete bio of Hearst.
 
26 Feb. 1996
Spy in the Sky
The story of America's high-altitude U-2 spy plane.
 

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