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Jimmy Carter

Clip: Season 34 Episode 5 | 58s

President Jimmy Carter confronted one of the most significant challenges of his presidency during the Iran hostage crisis.

Aired: 11/14/22

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies

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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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