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Letter from a father

Clip: Season 30 | 2m 6s

"I can confidently tell my guardian angel that my life is CAVU; and it will be until the day I die." George H.W. Bush passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the age of 94.

Aired: 12/04/18

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.

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