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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.
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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.
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2010; 1984
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A Conversation With Eamon de Valera [electronic resource]: From NBC's Wisdom Series

In this 1955 program from the NBC archives, Eamon de Valera - first president of the Republic of Ireland - converses with Grinnell College professor Curtis Baker Bradford inside Leinster House, the country's parliamentary headquarters. De Valera discusses various facets of Irish life and events from preceding decades, including those that led to the Easter Rising in 1916, the partition of Ireland by a British act of parliament in 1920, his rise to elected office, and his subsequent visit to the United States. De Valera also sheds light on some of his political and cultural objectives, such as economic development and the restoration of the Irish language, as well as his feelings about Ireland's position as a small nation, the dark implications of global warfare in the 20th century, a [...]
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1955
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Waves of Liberty [electronic resource]

In this program the author of Sparks of Liberty: An Insider's Memoir of Radio Liberty reviews the origins, struggles, and eventual demise of the American radio station that broadcast directly to the Soviet people starting with the Cold War. Funded by the CIA, Radio Liberty's stated mission was to provide objective information about culture and current events to those without a free press, like its sister stations Radio Free Europe and Voice of America. Former employees discuss working at Radio Liberty's Spanish location - where it was moved to avoid Soviet jamming of transmissions - its content, and the logistics of conveying information in the pre-Internet age.
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2007