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Episode One

Season 1 Episode 1 | 1hr 50m 44s

Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life.

Aired: 01/13/02
Funding provided by General Motors Corporation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Connecticut Office of Tourism, CPB, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, Park Foundation
Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain's masterpiece
Sam Clemens decided to take on a new name: Mark Twain.
Twain knew for America to be great, race had to be discussed.
Twain traveled abroad with the idea that America is the center of the universe, not Europe
Twain made American speech something to be admired.
Innocents Abroad was a subscription book.
The Mississippi River was a sacred place for Twain.
Twain was a genius of the stage, where he use silence to his advantage.
Under the boasting of Mark Twain was a great suffering.
Twain wanted to be rustic and a rebel, but also wealthy and successful.
The conclusion of the story of America's best-loved and best-known author, Mark Twain.