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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: "THE RACE UNDERGROUND"
January 31, 2017  | By David Bianculli

PBS, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, in Bianculli’s Best Bets, I made the mistake of thinking yesterday was today, and including two of the PBS offerings, this show and Frontline, in Monday’s recommendations instead of Tuesday’s. Please forgive me – it was one of those stress days, or, as I think of them, days. And maybe you can think of them as very literal sneak previews. Regardless. They’re on tonight, and here are details, repeated from yesterday. When you think of subways – or at least when I do – the first city that comes to mind is New York, where the Bronx is up and the Battery’s down, and the people ride in a hole in the ground. But as this documentary explains, the first city to build a subway system wasn’t New York, but Boston. The Race Underground explains why, when, where – and, most important, how. Check local listings.
 
 
 
 
 
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