Lead: In 1882 P.T. Barnum scored a publicity triumph by carrying off one of Britain's most popular cultural figures, an African elephant named Jumbo.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: For decades in the nineteenth century Americans were entertained, fooled, and separated from their hard-earn livings by Phineas Taylor Barnum, part naturalist, part huckster, all showman in his various circuses, traveling exhibitions and so-called museums.

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