This PBS program reviews many of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's outstanding accomplishments. As this program reveals, Byrd was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who gained critical flying experience during World War I. He made the first successful flight over the North Pole in 1926, before being financed by the U.S. government to make the first of several expeditions to Antarctica. Interviews with historians help bring Byrd's life into clear focus.
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