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The Pilgrims Preview

Preview: Season 27 Episode 10 | 30s

In the early 17th century, a small group of religious radicals embarked from England to establish a separatist religious community across the Atlantic Ocean in the New World. The challenges the Pilgrims faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later. "The Pilgrims" premieres November 24 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 11/24/15

Rating: NR

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