Amelia Earhart: American Experience

Tuesday, May 7 at 9pm on ThinkTV16

The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America’s earliest celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination, but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Amelia even had an uncanny resemblance to Charles Lindbergh — the most famous man in America at the time — earning her the nickname “Lady Lindy.” Three weeks short of her 40th birthday, Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend.