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  • Oct 29 2:00 pm
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    The Circus: American Experience
    Travel back to 1793 Philadelphia, when America's first circus was established, and witness its crash into American culture. (Part 1 of 2)
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  • Nov 2 2:00 pm
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    The Circus: American Experience
    See how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey merged to create a circus of more than 1,100 people and 1,000 animals, only to limp through the Great Depression against competition from radio and movies. In 1956, the big top was pulled down for good. (Part 2 of 2)
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  • Nov 12 3:00 pm
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    The Greely Expedition: American Experience
    In 1881, 25 men led by Lieutenant Adolphus Greely sailed from the harbor of St. John's, Newfoundland. Their destination was Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world's surface that had been described by a British admiral as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only six survivors returned -- with a harrowing tale of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism.
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