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American History: Post-war Era (1945-1960)

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DVD 199.00 The Kennedys (240 min.) This program explores the building of the Kennedy legend, a story in part created and then brilliantly promoted by the family itself. A story whose afterglow still captures the American imagination.

DVD 648.00 To form a more perfect union: milestones of the civil rights movement (38 min.) A powerful and compelling journey documenting the ten milestones of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and 1960's emphasizing rare and unseen archival video footage of the actual events. Strong emphasis on the non-violent aspects of the Civil Rights Movement and the pivotal role played by the Supreme Court.

DVD 328.00 With all deliberate speed  (112 min) On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that the concept of "separate but equal" school segregation was unconstitutional. Director Peter Gilbert explores the history and legacy of the legal decision.

DVD 282.00  Fidel Castro (120 min.) Summary: The Cuban dictator is profiled through interviews with relatives, loyalists, and enemies in Cuba and abroad.

 

America History in Video Documentaries

Making of a Bloodbath
produced by Mort Zimmerman, in Korean War, 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 39 mins
The Most Decorated: Jet Aces
directed by Robert Lihani; produced by Robert Lihani, in Weapons At War (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2008), 40 mins
 
Korean War Stories
directed by Robert Uth; produced by Robert Uth, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2004), 56 mins
This Is Korea
produced by United States. Navy and United States. Marines (District of Columbia: United States. Navy, 1951), 49 mins
 
The Big Picture, Episode 550: Patterns of History
in Big Picture, 550 (District of Columbia: Army Pictorial Service, 1961), 28 mins
1952-1955
directed by Merrill M. Mazuer; produced by Charles Grinker, in Class of the 20th Century (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1991), 51 mins
Destination America: The People and Cultures That Created a Nation
produced by David Grubin, fl. 1982 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2005), 3 hours
 
Sinking of the Andrea Doria
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1999; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1999, in Military Blunders (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1998), 21 mins
 
Hippies
produced by Tracey A. Connor (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2007), 1 hour
Bitter Standoff
produced by Mort Zimmerman, in Korean War, 4 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 45 mins
Risk
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2000), 2 hours
The Adventure
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2000), 1 hour
The Sinking of the Andrea Doria
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1999; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1999, in Great Blunders in History (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1998), 33 mins
J.F.K.: A Personal Story
produced by Rhys Thomas, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2005), 1 hour
 
01:25:25
7 Oct 2015
 
Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio
written by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's America (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2004), 1 hour
 
01:53:01
7 Oct 2015
 
Paving America
produced by W. Scott Goldie, in Modern Marvels, Season 11, Episode 33 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2005), 43 mins
 
43:44
7 Oct 2015
 
Television: Window To The World
produced by Joshua Hanig, in Modern Marvels, Season 2, Episode 6 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1996), 47 mins
 
47:11
7 Oct 2015
 
Agent Yellow
directed by Christine Choy, 1954-; produced by Christine Choy, 1954- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 27 mins
 
27:45
7 Oct 2015
 
Howard Zinn: You Can't be Neutral on a Moving Train
directed by Denis Mueller, fl. 1989-2011 and Deb Ellis, fl. 1989-2011; produced by Denis Mueller, fl. 1989-2011 and Deb Ellis, fl. 1989-2011 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2011), 1 hour
 
01:17:29
7 Oct 2015
 
Civil Defense: The War At Home
produced by Ruben Norte, in Investigative Reports (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1994), 41 mins
 
41:52
7 Oct 2015
 
Truman
produced by David Grubin, fl. 1982, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 1997), 4 hours
 
04:13:53
7 Oct 2015
 
Home
produced by David Grubin, fl. 1982, JTN Productions, in The Jewish Americans: A Series by David Grubin, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2008), 2 hours
 
02:01:23
7 Oct 2015
 
The Nuremberg Trials
directed by Michael Kloft, 1961-; produced by Michael Kloft, 1961-, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2006), 54 mins

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