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Episode of Mark Twain

Part Two

Season 1, Episode 2 of 2
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In episode two, Burns explores the other side of the writer - an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Clemens turns to the lecture circuit and tours extensively, leaving behind his beloved Hartford home and, often, his family, to pay off his creditors.

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8/5/2014 8 p.m. PBS HD
8/6/2014 1 a.m. PBS HD
8/6/2014 1 p.m. PBS HD

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