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American History: Late Twentieth Century (1975-2000)

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DVD 1073.00 Tulia, Texas (54 min.) In 1999 undercover narcotics agent Thomas Coleman executed one of the biggest drug stings in Texas history. Coleman and his drug task force arrested 46 Tulia residents - of which 39 were African American -on charges of suspected drug dealing. TULIA, TEXAS is the story of a small town's search for justice and the price Americans pay for the nation's war on drugs. From

DVD 203.00 Man on the moon  (120 min.) A collection of films from CBS and NASA, highlights the nine-day Apollo 11 mission and features an overview of the manned space program, both before and after Neil Armstrong's historic walk on the moon. In Houston, we have a problem," the drama of the Apollo 13 mission follows what had begun as a routine flight that abruptly hanged when an explosion aboard the command module rocked the ship nearly 200, 000 miles from the earth. The heroic efforts of the team at Mission Control, as well as those of astronauts Jim Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise, are captured in a brilliant demonstration of human capability under almost unbearable stress. "Space shuttle" features the launch and maiden voyage of the orbiter Columbia on April 12,1981, with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen aboard. The voyage heralded a new era in space exploration. Although the mission was a complete success, descriptions of the solid fuel rockets used to propel the shuttle into orbit and the heat dissipating tiles that protect the orbiter upon re-entry add an eerie reminder of what would happen in light of subsequent system failures.

America History in Video Documentaries

Statue Of Liberty
produced by Andy Thomas, in Modern MarvelsSeason 12, Episode 70 (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1994), 47 mins  
Agent Yellow
directed by Christine Choy, 1954-; produced by Christine Choy, 1954- (New York, NYFilmakers Library2006), 27 mins  
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  
Presidential Movers
produced by Matthew P. Hickey, in Modern MarvelsSeason 10, Episode 44 (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2004), 44 mins  
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  
Nazi America: A Secret History
produced by Greg DeHart (New York, NY:A&E Television Networks2000), 1 hour  
Indian Self Rule
(Watertown, MADocumentary Educational Resources (DER)1985), 58 mins  
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  
directed by Paul Mitchell; produced by Paul Mitchell, in Watergate2 (London, England:British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),1994), 50 mins  
Jimmy Carter
directed by Adriana Bosch, 1956-; produced by Adriana Bosch, 1956-, in American Experience (Arlington, VAPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)2006), 2 hours 

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