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HomeVideoAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Great Famine Preview

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Great Famine Preview

The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Five million Soviet citizens died. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration. Premieres Monday, April 11th 9/8c (check local listings).