American Experience

Walt Disney, Extended Preview

Preview: Season 27 Episode 8 | 1m 30s

Walt Disney created one of the most beloved cartoon characters in history, Mickey Mouse; conceived the first ever feature-length animated film, <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>; pioneered the integration of media and marketing with thousands of branded products; and conceived Disneyland, the world's first theme park and a three-dimensional realization of his own utopian universe.

Aired: 09/14/15

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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