American Experience

The Circus, Part 1

Season 30 Episode 9 | 1h 51m 36s Video has closed captioning.

Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment during an era when master showmen P.T. Barnum, James Bailey and the Ringling Brothers transformed the nation’s popular culture.

Aired: 10/08/18

Expires: 10/08/21

Rating: TV-PG

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