The Pilgrims: American Experience

The Pilgrims: American Experience

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 4:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of © 2015 Tim Cragg (Roger Rees); © 2015 Image Courtesy of Kristen Oney for Plimoth Plantation (ship); Courtesy of State Library of Massachusetts Special Collections Department (manuscript)

The Pilgrims uncovers the riveting story of the men and women of the Mayflower.

The Pilgrims, a  film by Ric Burns narrated by celebrated actor Oliver Platt, airs on WXXI-TV Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 4 p.m. This two-hour documentary endeavors to tell the true story of the Pilgrims, a small group of religious radicals whose determination to establish a separatist religious community planted the seeds for America’s founding. The Pilgrims repeats Thursday, November 23 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Arguably one of the most fateful and resonant events of the last half millennium, the Pilgrims’ journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century is a seminal, if often misunderstood episode of American and world history. This two-hour documentary endeavors to tell the true story of the Pilgrims, a small group of religious radicals whose determination to establish a separatist religious community planted the seeds for America’s founding.

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