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81.

The Pill [electronic resource]

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"Featuring personal accounts from the first generation of women to have access to the Pill, this films show how harnessing female hormones into a little pill unleashed a social revolution unlike any other in our history"
Online
2005; 2003
82.

Zoot Suit Riots [electronic resource]

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After the murder of a young Mexican-American in August, 1942, tensions in Los Angeles between Mexicans and whites boiled over. The press claimed Mexican youth were terrorizing the city. Six hundred Mexican Americans were arrested, and 17 were tried and found guilty despite little evidence. The trial sparked riots between unruly servicemen and the Mexican American community. Surviving family members of the 17 convicted men, riot witnesses and members of the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee tell the story of the riots, highlighted by photographs of the riots, the trial and their participants.
Online
2005; 2002
83.

Daughter From Danang [electronic resource]

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Heidi seems the proverbial "all-American girl" from small-town Pulaski, Tennessee. But she was born Mai Thi Hiep in Danang, Vietnam, the daughter of an American serviceman and a Vietnamese woman. At the war's end, her mother, hearing rumors that racially mixed children would be persecuted, placed the 7-year-old girl on an "Operation Babylift" plane to the United States. Twenty-two years later mother and daughter are miraculously reunited in Danang. But what seems like the cue for a happy ending is anything but as Heidi and her Vietnamese relatives are caught in a heart-wrenching clash of cultures.
Online
2005; 2002
84.

Mr. Sears' Catalogue [electronic resource]

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Explores how the Sears catalogue, giving readers a sense of urban life and a vision of middle class splendors, reflected the changes of the time and became a symbol for the national ambitions and dreams of a sprawling country.
Online
2005; 1989
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A Brilliant Madness [electronic resource]

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Called 'the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century, ' Nash suffered a devastating breakdown at the age of thirty. He suddenly claimed that aliens were sending him messages, became obsessed with secret numbers and saw conspiracies all around him. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash spent a decade in and out of mental hospitals, surviving with the support of his wife and former colleagues. During that time, a mathematical proof he'd written at the age of twenty became a foundation of modern economics. Sometime in the 1980s, he gradually began to recover. In 1994, Nash capped his remarkable return from madness by winning the Nobel Prize.
Online
2005; 2002
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The Kennedys: Part 1 the Father [electronic resource]

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Describes how Joseph Kennedy built his family into a potent political force. Traces the lives of Joe and Rose and their nine children, focusing particularly on Joseph Jr., John, Robert, and Edward.
Online
2005; 1992
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The Kennedys: Part 2 the Sons [electronic resource]

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The conclusion of The Kennedys follows the Kennedy story from the glamorous imagery of Jack and Jackie Kennedy's White House -- carefully cultivated by both the president and the first lady -- through the national tragedies of the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, to the dark days of Edward Kennedy's accident at Chappaquiddick and his unsuccessful 1980 presidential campaign, which may have finally freed him of the burden of his father's ambition.
Online
2005; 1992
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Fidel Castro [electronic resource]

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Through interviews with relatives, loyalists, and enemies in Cuba and abroad, American Experience constructs an intimate and revealing portrait of the most resilient of leaders.
Online
2005
89.

Building the Alaska Highway [electronic resource]

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In May 1942, thousands of American soldiers began one of the biggest and most difficult construction projects ever undertaken. This program tells how they battled to push a 1,520-mile road across one of the world's harshest landscapes.
Online
2005
90.

Kinsey [electronic resource]

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(Producer) Kinsey was a scientist whose repressed childhood, personal struggles and obsessive nature would propel him to conduct the first full-scale study of sexual behavior, and break through America's silence on human sexuality.
Online
2005
91.

Mary Pickford [electronic resource]

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"Mary Pickford created a totally new way of acting that entranced audiences and left them spell-bound. She was also a creative producer and shrewd businessperson who played a pivotal role in shaping the first new media of the twentieth century. This powerful and moving production uses footage, stills, original audio interviews with Pickford and clips from her movies to tell a story that is full of joy and power, of loneliness and despair."
Online
2005
92.
RFK

RFK [electronic resource]

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This film chronicles the pivotal role RFK played in many of the major events of the 1960s. It looks closely at his complicated relationships with some of the leading figures of his day and reveals much about his personal world.
Online
2005; 2004
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The Fight [electronic resource]

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Captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on blacks and its significance for Jews.
Online
2005; 2004
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The Great Transatlantic Cable [electronic resource]

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This program tells the story behind the laying of the transatlantic cable. The physical challenges to laying the cable were enormous. The project would require the production of a 2,000 mile long cable that would have to be laid three miles beneath the Atlantic. Cyrus Field, an energetic young New Yorker wasn't deterred, and since its completion in 1866, nothing has broken his communications link with Europe-not storms, earthquakes or war.
Online
2005
95.

The Massie Affair [electronic resource]

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In the early 20th century, the U.S. Navy dominated Hawaii. Most Americans thought of the islands as a Pacific paradise, but in 1931, a dark incident shattered the tranquil veneer of the islands and exposed growing racial tensions. The wife of a Navy liutenant accused 5 local men of rape. One man was killed. In the trial that followed, celebrity attorney Clarence Darrow offered an impassioned defense on behalf of the husband, calling the murder an "honor killing."
Online
2005
96.

Victory in the Pacific [electronic resource]

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"Take no prisoners. Fight to the bitter end." Those were everyday words to combat troops on both sides at the end of World War II in the Pacific. And they led to an unprecedented orgy of slaughter. American Experience examines the final months of the war and looks at the escalation of bloodletting from the vantage point of the Japanese and the Americans and decisions made by leaders on both sides that finally ended the war.
Online
2005
97.

Influenza 1918 [electronic resource]

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In the spring of 1918, an army private reported to a hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, an illness that doctors knew little about. By the end of WWI, America was ravaged by a flu epidemic that killed 675,000 people.
Online
2005; 1998
98.

Seabiscuit [electronic resource]

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While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero.
Online
2005; 2003
99.

Partners of the Heart [electronic resource]

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Tells the story Vivien Thomas, an African American determined to make something of himself during the time of segregation, and his relationship with Alfred Blalock, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas, initially hired as a janitor, was soon promoted by Blalock to learn the complexities of surgery, eventually becoming a trainer of novice surgeons and a major force in the advancement of African Americans in medicine.
Online
2005; 2002
100.

The American President: Episode 2 Happenstance [electronic resource]

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Nearly one in five American presidents has died in office. The vice presidents who succeeded them were often chosen because of their electoral advantage rather than their equality to the office of president. This episode profiles John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur and Harry Truman.
Online
2005; 2000