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Freedom, a History of US: Episode 13 Democracy and Struggles [electronic resource]

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America becomes the acknowledged leader of the free world and embarks on a course of rebuilding democracies abroad.
Online
2005; 2003
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The Arming of the Earth [electronic resource]

The 20th century began with enormous hopes for a future made safe and humane by technology. Although it realized some of these hopes, the century neared its end under the shadow of superweapons that still threaten the earth with annihilation. In this program, Bill Moyers traces the evolution of three instruments that enabled combatants to mass-produce death-the machine gun, the submarine, and the bomber plane. Each weapon helped to close the gap between soldier and target, regardless of whether that target was another soldier or an innocent civilian. And each was introduced with the promise that it would end war by making it too terrible to endure.
Online
2010; 1984
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The Reel World of News [electronic resource]

In 1911, the first newsreels flickered in America's nickelodeons. In the mid-1960s, they vanished from movie theaters as nightly television newscasts came to dominate visual journalism. In between, newsreels grew into a unique 20th-century institution that informed and entertained whole generations. In this program, Bill Moyers conducts a tour of the cultural and political landscape so dramatically rendered by the American newsreel. Accompanied by a rich tapestry of archival clips, Moyers talks with the announcers, composers, and cameramen who still relish memories of jostling and hustling to catch the parade of history on film.
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2010; 1984
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I. I. Rabi [electronic resource]: Man of the Century

Innovation enabled the United States to take on the mantle of world leadership-most importantly, innovation in military technology. But among the great minds that drove American innovation, using science to make war sometimes led to questions, dilemmas, and even second thoughts. In this program, Bill Moyers presents a profile of I. I. Rabi, winner of the 1944 Nobel Prize in physics and an early developer of radar for use in World War II. Rabi also participated in the Manhattan Project and was present at the detonation of the first atomic bomb-an event which transformed him into an advocate for restraint in the use of nuclear power.
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2010; 1984
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: The Big Red One in Vietnam

Produced by the U.S. Army, this episode of The Big Picture focuses on the First Infantry Division in South Vietnam. In addition to chronicling its battle actions since its arrival in Vietnam in July 1965 until its largest campaign, Operation Junction City in March 1967, this captivating film features footage from the National Archives and Records Administration. It also depicts the severe combat conditions encountered by the troops as well as the esprit de corps of the fighting men of the First Infantry Division.
Online
2008
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The Big PicturePictorial Report No. 3 [electronic resource]

This classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series takes viewers on a journey around the world in a mere half an hour, showing military police activities in Europe, helicopter activities in the Far East, and the latest in training methods within the Zone of Interior, aka the United States. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration presents these thrilling, informative scenes to American viewers so they understand how our Army is responding to events worldwide.
Online
2008
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Suburban America [electronic resource]: Problems & Promise

Filmed in a wide range of suburban and metropolitan areas around the United States, this program presents a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of American suburbia, including its genesis and history, its dramatic political and social evolution, and its developmental challenges. Viewers are guided through specific issues facing the nation's suburban landscape, including problems in infrastructure, transportation, housing, economic development, environmental sustainability, and community revitalization. Interviews with leading policy experts offer remarkable insight into the grey areas that separate - or connect, depending on one's point of view - America's cities and rural regions.
Online
2011
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Blood and Bullets

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture pays tribute to combat medics and their intimate role with the infantryman in battle. Also in this film from the National Archives and Records Administration is an interview of Major Robert Glazier, Cleveland, Ohio, veteran of eight campaigns and Battalion Commander of the 3rd Infantry, by Colonel William Quinn.
Online
2007
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Why North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, narrated by news analyst Edward R. Murrow, focuses on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, of which the United States is a founding member. This alliance was created in response to the two World Wars and the Korean War, which showed that when one free nation anywhere is threatened by aggression, the safety of all free nations is ultimately at stake. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration shows the United States in its strategic role as leader in the free world and its alliance with other nations dedicated to the preservation of peace and the welfare of mankind.
Online
2008
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Special Forces Training

This episode from the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, narrated by motion picture, stage, and television star Henry Fonda, turns its attention to the soldiers of the Special Forces. Viewers will find this video from the National Archives and Records Administration entertaining and informative as they see the rigorous, demanding training at the Special Warfare Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as well as an exciting Special Forces training mission high in the Bavarian Alps.
Online
2008
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Pearl Harbor [electronic resource]

This program examines the Imperial Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the eyes of veterans from both sides.
Online
2011; 2001
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1941

1941 bought the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America's entrance into World War II. This episode of Year by Year also examines baseball during the war.
Online
2011; 1996
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1942

The Battle of Midway, considered the most important naval battle of the Pacific campaign in World War II, is discussed in this episode of Year by Year: 1942. Women at war and the Oscars are also discussed.
Online
2011; 1996
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1943

Travels to 1943 to explore Hollywood's influence on World War II and the movie stars who went to war.
Online
2011; 1996
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1945

Looks at 1945's atomic tests and development of the bomb. Also, Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies; VJ Day, Victory in Japan, follows VE, Victory in Europe, Day.
Online
2011; 1996
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1947

Harry S. Truman defeats Thomas E. Dewey in the presidential race covered byYear by Year: 1947.
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2011; 1996
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1948

Follows as the U.S.S.R. develops their own atomic bomb. Movie star Rita Hayworth marries Prince Ali Khan.
Online
2011; 1996
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1949

Examines 1949 and prelude to the Korean War. Also, Puerto Rican nationalists attempt to assassinate Harry S. Truman.
Online
2011; 1996
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1953

The marriage of John F. and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy is examined in this episode of Year by Year. Also featured is Queen Elizabeth's 1953 coronation.
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2011; 1996
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Year by Year [electronic resource]: 1954

The Geneva Summit brings Dwight D. Eisenhower together with representatives of Britain, France, and the Soviet Union in an effort to reduce international tensions. Adlai Stevenson makes another presidential bid, covered in this episode of Year by Year.
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2011; 1992