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JFK

Season 25 Episode 8 | 3h 41m 20s

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A fresh look at JFK, an enigmatic man who has become one of the nation's most beloved and most mourned leaders.

Aired: 11/11/13 | Expired: 11/12/16 | Rating: NR

Funding for JFK provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.

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