American Experience: The Circus
This four-hour mini-series tells the story of one of the most popular and influential forms of entertainment in American history.Through the intertwined stories of several of the most innovative and influential impresarios of the late nineteenth century
Part 1: The Circus
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 nations popular culture.
Part 2: The Circus
Revisit the heyday of this distinctly American form of entertainment when former rivals Barnum, Bailey and the Ringling Brothers joined forces to present the “greatest show on earth” in big cities and small towns across the country.