American Experience

P.T. Barnum: The Showman

Clip: Season 30 | 1m 23s

Barnum's father died when he was 15 and he was determined to rise up from his poor living. He first bought a museum and made it into a live performance with animals. He would then partner with James Bailey and together they would create the circus that became known as the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Aired: 10/08/18

Rating: NR

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