|Plot||:||+ "Showmanship". Sponsored by: DuPont. The first program of the Fall-Winter season. The story of P. T. Barnum is dramatized. Barnum leaves the grocery business to buy a one hundred and sixty year old slave, who claims to have raised George Washington. Barnum and General Tom Thumb meet Queen Victoria. Jenny Lind is a success, Barnum teams up with Bailey to form "The Greatest Show On Earth." The first tune is a medley from, "Jumbo." The final commercial describes how DuPont saved the lives of many elephants. To all Americans there is glitter and glamour and magic in a simple name PT Barnum. In this episode you are presented with high spots in his colourful career. This most typical of Yankees left his native Connecticut in the year 1835 at the age of 25 to seek fame and fortune in New York.|
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