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PBS Previews: Chasing the Moon

Special | 24m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

Go behind the scenes with the production team to get a sneak peek of Chasing the Moon, a film by Robert Stone coming to PBS this Summer.

Aired: 04/12/19

Expired: 07/08/19

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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