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July 30, 1992 | JANE GALBRAITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Roots" made network-television history and "The Civil War" made public-television history. The producers of "500 Nations"--especially Kevin Costner--hope their show will fall somewhere between the two. The actor is gambling $8 million of his own money that an eight-hour documentary on the history of American Indians will be as big a hit with audiences as his fictionalized film account of one white man's encounter with the Lakota Sioux was two years back.
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July 30, 1992 | JANE GALBRAITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Roots" made network-television history and "The Civil War" made public-television history. The producers of "500 Nations"--especially Kevin Costner--hope their show will fall somewhere between the two. The actor is gambling $8 million of his own money that an eight-hour documentary on the history of American Indians will be as big a hit with audiences as his fictionalized film account of one white man's encounter with the Lakota Sioux was two years back.
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