Biography: Ringling Brothers - Full Episode

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The story of four circus-loving brothers--Al, Otto, Charles, John, and Alfie Ringling--who hit the road in 1884, acquiring exotic animals and hiring high-flying performers wherever they could. In the next 20 years, the Ringling Brothers went from being the sons of a harness maker to multi-millionaires, overtaking Barnum & Bailey and becoming the greatest circus producers in the world. John and Charles also delved into oil and real estate, and today the Ringling Brothers Circus is bigger than ever before.