American Experience

Chasing the Moon, Part 1

Season 31 Episode 3 | 1h 52m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

“Chasing the Moon,” a film by Robert Stone, reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort.

Aired: 07/08/19

Expired: 07/07/22

Rating: TV-PG

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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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