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Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History

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What lessons has America learned from Watergate? Thirty years after the most infamous break-in helped pull down President Richard Nixon, all of the facts are still not in. But as this compelling documentary shows, Watergate remains a nearly unbelievable tale of ordinary men corrupted by power and their desire to retain it. Interviews with investigator Sam Dash, co-conspirator John Dean, and journalist Bob Woodward recreate the history and speculate on the effects. [PBS website].
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped

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Peter Jennings presents a documentary on President Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II.
VHS
1998; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Watergate Plus 30 [electronic resource]: Shadow of History

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What lessons has America learned from Watergate? Thirty years after the most infamous break-in helped pull down President Richard Nixon, all of the facts are still not in. But as this compelling documentary shows, Watergate remains a nearly unbelievable tale of ordinary men corrupted by power and their desire to retain it. Interviews with investigator Sam Dash, co-conspirator John Dean, and journalist Bob Woodward recreate the history and speculate on the effects.
Online
2005; 2003
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Return of the Czar

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VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Missile Wars

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"As the United States prepares to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, FRONTLINE examines why: the Bush administration's determination to deploy an antimissile system. Supporters say missile defense will protect America from rogue states. Critics argue that terrorist attacks are a far greater threat. FRONTLINE examines the missile defense debate"--Container.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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War on Nicaragua

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Discusses America's policies that led to the trail of arms and money to support the war in Nicaragua. Shows the effect of the war on the people, their views and the attitude of the Nicaraguan government towards the war. Also comments on events that led to the Iran/Contra affair.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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The Campaign for Page One

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Judy Woodruff shows how the media affected the 1984 presidental elections.
VHS
1984
Ivy (By Request)
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So You Want to Be President

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Presents an inside view of the political process in the quest for the presidency, focusing on the 1984 campaign of Gary Hart.
VHS
1984
Ivy (By Request)
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The Choice: Election 88

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Examines the 1988 presidential candidates George Bush and Michael Dukakis, focusing on their public lives and political performance, their character and leadership, what shaped their world views, and how they behaved as decision-maker over the years.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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In the Shadow of Sakharov

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Profile of the life of the nuclear physicist who became a human-rights advocate and the father of the Soviet democracy movement. With access to Sakharov's family and friends, the film documents his life, which spanned seven decades of Communits rule in the U.S.S.R., and traces his struggle to teach his country and the world important lessons about the moral power of the human spirit.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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The Betrayal of Democracy

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An examination of the breakdown of the democratic process and the increasing exclusion of the citizens from government decision-making processes.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Throwaway People

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An investigation of the economic, social and political forces that have produced the Black American underclass in Shaw, a crime-ridden neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Observes that, following the Civil Rights legislation of the 1960s and the riots of 1968, the stable Black middle class moved out of the area. Explores the following themes: economic decline, addiction to crack and other drugs, lawlessness, teen-age pregancy, and the long and desperate search for employment on the part of those without specialised skills.
VHS
1992; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
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The AIDS Quarterly: Winter 1989

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1. Explores some of the findings of President Reagan's commission to study the AIDS epidemic. 2. Gives an update on what has been done in the search for a cure. 3. Shares one family's experience with the the death of an AIDS victim.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
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The Struggle for Russia

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"Presents an in-depth look at Boris Yeltsin's presidency, exploring Russia's economic and social chaos and examining what went wrong with Yeltsin's 'shock therapy' economic reforms. The program looks at the battle between Yeltsin and his political opponents"--Container.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Loose Nukes

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FRONTLINE examines the new nuclear threat that has arisen in the post-Cold War era. While the fear of nuclear annihilation has faded, hundreds of tons of nuclear material have disappeared inside the former Soviet Union to create a new menace. The program explores the perilous state of nuclear security in an area already rife with political upheaval and uncertainty.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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What Happened to Bill Clinton

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Was it White Water or the media? Was Clinton too liberal or too conservative? Was it Hillary or Rush Limbaugh? Seven of the countries sharpest political thinkers ask: What happened to Bill Clinton?
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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The Lost American

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Explores the extraordinary life and mysterious disappearance of Fred Cuny, a passionate humanitarian and global trouble shooter.
VHS
1984; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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The Crash

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"Explore[s] the dynamics of the global economy in an era of instability. Less than a year ago, Russia devalued its ruble and defaulted on its debts. Ten days later, the world's major markets tumbled and American investors saw the worth of their savings and retirement funds plummet. Fear spread that the global economy was indeed unraveling and arguments arose over who were the real culprits in the crisis"--Container.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)