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The Circus: American Experience

This series follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus, recounting the era when Circus Day could shut down a town, and circus stars were among the most famous people in the country. For many Americans, the circus embodied the improbable and the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. Through the intertwined stories of several of the most innovative and influential impresarios of the late 19th century, the series reveals the circus was a uniquely American entertainment created by a rapidly expanding and industrializing nation; that it embraced and was made possible by Western imperialism; that . . .

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Episode Description
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM    Travel back to 1793 Philadelphia, when America's first circus was established, and witness its crash into American culture. The arrival of P. T. Barnum in 1871 transformed the trade, and the five Ringling brothers created a spectacle of their own.. D
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Friday, Oct 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM (PLUS)
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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 - 7:00 AM (PLUS)
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Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM (PLUS)
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Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - 12:00 AM (PLUS)
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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - 12:00 AM (PLUS)
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Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 AM (PLUS)
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Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM (PLUS)
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Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - 12:00 AM (PLUS)
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Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 - 7:00 AM (PLUS)
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Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 - 7:00 AM (PLUS)
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