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Post-War Hopes, Cold War Fears

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Describes life in America after World War II, a time of rash optimism and neuroses. While the dollar was strong and everyday life improved, the 1950's also saw the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the loss of China to Communism, the Korean War and the Red Scare.
VHS
1984; 1983
Ivy (By Request)
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The Twenties

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Usually seen as an age of speakeasies, flappers and high living, the 1920's also saw millions of workers struggling for better wages. This program explores this decade when old America was vanishing and a new urban nation was being formed. Includes reminiscences of Americans who lived during this period.
VHS
1984; 1983
Ivy (By Request)
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The Helping Hand

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Looks at how the New Deal helped to create jobs during the Depression. Interviews former Civilian Conservation Corps workers who benefited from these programs.
VHS
1984
Ivy (By Request)
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America on the Road

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A history of the automobile and its profound effects on American society.
VHS
1984; 1983
Ivy (By Request)
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Change, Change

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A bittersweet retrospective of the 1960's, a decade of upheavals, that includes the Kennedy assasination, the Vietnam War, a man on the moon, the civil rights movement, and technology. Also looks at the part that television played in bringing about some of these changes.
VHS
1983
Ivy (By Request)
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Out Art

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Presents art forms in improbable places and from unlikely sources that are joyful celebrations of life, such as artwork on trucks and walls, or unconventional outdoor sculptures.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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The Inventors

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Discusses various inventors and their inventions, from the electric light to the ice cream cone; interviews other inventors and discusses the creative aspects of the process of invention.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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That's No Tomato, That's a Work of Art

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Host Bill Moyers follows the history of the tomato from a "forbidden fruit" to one of the most-often eaten vegetables. Looks at the tomato industry's efforts to genetically develop new shapes and flavors.
VHS
1989; 1982
Ivy (By Request)