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American History: The Sixties (1960-1974)

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DVD 581.00 The Sixties: the years that shaped a generation (ca. 120 min.) Features revealing interviews with the prominent figures of the era including:cBarbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Messe III and Bobby Seale.

DVD 761.00 Sisters of Selma: bearing witness for change (ca. 60 min.) A look back at 1965 and the unsung soldiers of the voting rights marches. Catholic nuns from across the country answered Martin Luther King's call to join the protests in Selma, Alabama. Examine their story and how the experience changed them forever.

DVD 193.00 Vietnam, a television history (ca. 11 hr.) Contents: disc 1. Roots of a war; America's Mandarin, 1954-1964 -- disc 2. LBJ goes to war, 1964-1965 -- America takes charge, 1965-1967; America's enemy, 1954-1967 -- disc 3. Tet 1968; Vietnamizing the war, 1968-1973 ; Cambodia and Laos -- disc 4. "Peace is at hand," 1968-1973; Homefront USA; The end of the tunnel, 1973-1975.

DVD 641.00 Unsolved history: Death in Dealey Plaza (46 min.) At the moment of JFK's death, cameras were rolling. What new clues concealed in that vintage film might be revealed through the application of today's imaging technology.

DVD 1276.00 Why we fight (ca. 99 min.) Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.

DVD 643.00 Lyndon B. Johnson: decisions that shook the world (45 min.) Focuses on President Lyndon Johnson's bold decision to embrace the cause - and his fight for a place of honor in American history. The Civil Rights, Voting Rights, and Fair Housing Acts are discussed along with Freedom Summer, the Selma march, the Watts riot, escalation of the Vietnam War and the murder of Martin Luther King. Commentators include Jack Valenti, special assistant to Johnson; civil rights leaders John Lewis, Vermon Jordan, and Dorothy Height; Jimmy Carter; and others.

America History in Video Documentaries

The Adventure
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced byKen Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz9(Arlington, VAPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)2000), 1 hour  
Vietnam - The US Government Collection, Vol. 2
produced by United States. Marines. Combat Pictorial Branch, in Vietnam - The US Government CollectionPart 1, Volume 2(Pottstown, PAMVD Entertainment Group,1967), 2 hours  
Vietnam - The US Government Collection, Vol. 1
produced by Guggenheim Productions, inVietnam - The US Government Collection,Volume 1 (Pottstown, PAMVD Entertainment Group1967), 1 hour  
Berkeley in the Sixties
directed by Mark Kitchell; produced by Mark Kitchell (San Francisco, CACalifornia Newsreel1990), 1 hour  
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 byDenis Mueller, fl. 1989-2011 and Deb Ellis, fl. 1989-2011 (New York, NYFirst Run Features2011), 1 hour  
Civil Defense: The War At Home
produced by Ruben Norte, in Investigative Reports (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1994), 41 mins  
produced by David Grubin, fl. 1982JTN Productions, in The Jewish Americans: A Series by David GrubinEpisode 3(Arlington, VAPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)2008), 2 hours  
The Fever Of '57: The Sputnik Movie
directed by David Hoffman, fl. 2012(Pottstown, PAMVD Entertainment Group,2012), 1 hour  
Deadly Mistakes: Disc 1
directed by Walter Miale; produced byWalter Miale, in Deadly Mistakes (Oley, PA:Bullfrog Films2005), 2 hours  
Original Intent: The Battle for America
directed by Anthony Sherin (New York, NY:Filmakers Library2008), 54 mins  
Home of the Brave
directed by Paola Di Florio; produced byPaola Di Florio (Oley, PABullfrog Films,2003), 1 hour  
A Masterpiece By Midnight
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced byKen Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz10(Arlington, VAPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)2000), 1 hour  
The Trials of Henry Kissinger
directed by Eugene Jarecki; produced byEugene Jarecki and Alex Gibney (New York, NYFirst Run Features2011), 1 hour  
Bay of Pigs - Declassified
in Declassified (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2000), 43 mins  
in American Experience (Arlington, VA:Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)1990),2 hours  

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