About the TV Show
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First Air Date: November 11, 1984
|First Aired on||:||1984|
|Created By||:||Fred Mustard Stewart|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||3 episodes in 1 Seasons|
Ellis Island is a television miniseries broadcast in three parts in 1984 on the CBS television network. The screenplay was co-written by Fred Mustard Stewart, adapted from his 1983 novel of the same title. The series tells the story of several immigrants from the late 1800s until the early 1910s, trying to achieve the American Dream and arriving on Ellis Island, hoping for a better life. Ellis Island highlighted numerous important events which occurred up to and during World War I, and many of the characters are based on real persons, such as Irving Berlin.