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American Masters

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Season 26 Episode 6 | 1h 25m 39s

Carl Sandburg's life was like a tall tale. Yes, Sandburg was only a man. But, his words were Paul Bunyan; his words were John Henry: impossibly real. For much of the 20th century, Sandburg was synonymous with the American experience, a spokesman and writer on behalf of the people.

Aired: 09/23/12

Expired: 12/31/18

Rating: NR

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