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.