Clip: Season 29 Episode 8 | 2m 38s
Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. Living in England at the outbreak of WWI, Pilates was interned as an “enemy alien.” During his time in the internment camp, he developed a fitness regime for himself and his fellow prisoners. At the end of the war he returned to Germany, where his fitness method, which he called “Contrology,” became popular in the dance community.
Aired: 04/18/17 |
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 2s
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 1m 46s
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 30s
S29 Ep6 | 53m 10s
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.Watch
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