American Experience

Adam Forepaugh: The Competitor

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Adam Forepaugh started his circus business during the Civil War. But when Barnum entered the circus business, Forepaugh became Barnum's biggest competitor and their rivalry launched the American circus into its golden age.

Aired: 10/08/18

Rating: NR

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