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The Vietnam War

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In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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The U.S. Vs John Lennon

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The story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to an outspoken artist and activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and how, in the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
DVD
2007
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The Trials of Henry Kissinger

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Did Henry Kissinger sabatoge the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own personal gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia? Did he authorize covert operations to overthrow a Chilean President? This explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in United States history.
DVD
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Search of America

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In search of America takes you on a journey into the lives of Americans all across the country and back in history to confront principles established by the founding fathers. Exhibits the yearnings of all Americans for a better life.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Sensational Seventies

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The major political, cultural, and social events of each year in the decade are brought to life in this ten-part series. Each videocassette represents one year.
VHS
1993; 1979
Ivy (By Request)
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The 80's

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A year-by-year overview of the world events, people, entertainment, sports, science and technology of the turbulent 1980's.
VHS
1990; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Jimmy Carter: Part 1 Jimmy Who? [electronic resource]

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Examines the life and political career of President Jimmy Carter. Part 1 covers his life to his election to the presidency. Part 2 covers the subsequent years, including his presidency, the Iran hostage crisis, post-presidential years, and winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Online
2005; 2002
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Jimmy Carter: Part 2 Hostage [electronic resource]

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Examines the life and political career of President Jimmy Carter. Part 1 covers his life to his election to the presidency. Part 2 covers the subsequent years, including his presidency, the Iran hostage crisis, post-presidential years, and winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Online
2005; 2002
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Reagan

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The story of Ronald Reagan's life, with comments by contemporaries and historians.
DVD
2000; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Contemporary History [electronic resource]: 1972 - 1999

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The entire team of historians joins professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the Twentieth Century. A photographic montage of events sets the stage for a discussion of the period and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic, John Leonard, emphasizes the impact of television on the way we experience recent events.
Online
2000
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The Redemptive Imagination [electronic resource]

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Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha) and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream), join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. closes the series with a reflection on the power of the human imagination.
Online
2000
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America in the 20th Century: Volume 8 Vietnam

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"Vietnam was the longest war in America's history and the most divisive in more than a century. Even today, decades after the fall of Saigon, U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia remains misunderstood, misinterpreted and misrepresented. Vietnam explodes the genesis of America's 'quagmire' -- from the roots of Vietnamese nationalism, through a century of French colonialism and the first Indochina war, to the final tragic moments in the spring of 1975"--Original container.
Online
2009
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The Two Nations of Black America [electronic resource]

Incorporating interviews with Dr. Cornel West, Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis, and other notable figures, this episode of Frontline features distinguished Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in a study of divisions within the African-American community. Shedding light on factors that have contributed to severe economic and cultural fissures, the program evokes a disturbing summation: while many black Americans reaped the rewards of the civil rights movement, this cultural document-made thirty years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.-would be incomplete without focusing on the plight of an expanding black underclass.
Online
1998
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Ronald Reagan [electronic resource]: The Role of a Lifetime

This episode of Biography traces the life of Ronald Reagan from his childhood in the small, working class towns of Illinois, through his career as a Hollywood actor, and his political career which took him from liberal Democrat to conservative Republican, from a two-term governorship of California, to a two-term presidency that helped define and shape policies in the 1980s and far beyond.
Online
1996
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Great Chicago Flood [electronic resource]

This episode of The New Explorers follows the Army Corps of Engineers as they use two simple algebra equations and the latest technology to stop the floodwaters that devastated the city of Chicago in April,1992, bringing the nation's third largest city to a halt.
Online
1998
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Long Shadows [electronic resource]: The Legacy of the American Civil War

Ruined cities, scorched countryside, over 600,000 deaths - these were the Civil War's direct results. But its long-term effects were no less cataclysmic and are still at work in American society. From North to South, from civil rights to foreign policy, from individual to collective memory, this classic program by award-winning filmmaker Ross Spears explores the cultural, political, and economic echoes of the War Between the States. Reflections come from a wide range of distinguished guests, including former President Jimmy Carter, poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren, scholars Robert Coles and John Hope Franklin, and author Studs Terkel. Civil rights activists, West Point graduates, Vietnam War veterans, battlefield tour guides, relic collectors, and blues musicians also add comment [...]
Online
1994
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Last Days in Vietnam

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"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible courts-martial, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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President Reagan's Speech at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, 1987 [electronic resource]

Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! This archival film captures Ronald Reagan's memorable 1987 speech at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. After speeches by Eberhard Diepgen, Lord Mayor of Berlin, and Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the president's speech covers topics including the removal of the Berlin Wall, East/West relations, and arms control.
Online
2008