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Finding Your Roots, Season 8, Episode 1, Hidden in the Genes
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directed by Krista Whetstone, fl. 1995; presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950-; produced by Natalia Warchol, fl. 2013, Kunhardt Films, Inkwell Media Inc. and McGee Media, in Finding Your Roots, Season 8, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 52 mins
Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve deep family mysteries for actor Rebecca Hall and producer/director Lee Daniels—uncovering close relatives whose names they had never heard before and revealing new aspects of their own identities. Along the way, Gates takes a nuanced look at the history of “pa...
directed by Krista Whetstone, fl. 1995; presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950-; produced by Natalia Warchol, fl. 2013, Kunhardt Films, Inkwell Media Inc. and McGee Media, in Finding Your Roots, Season 8, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 52 mins
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Untold: America Explained, 84, Castle Bravo: The Largest Nuclear Explosion in US History
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produced by Makematic, in Untold: America Explained, 84 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
In 1954, the US Government conducted a series of secret nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. The idyllic coral island Bikini Atoll became the epicentre of the largest nuclear test disaster in US history. The affects of radiation exposure and environmental destruction are still being felt by the Marshallese peo...
produced by Makematic, in Untold: America Explained, 84 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
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Untold: Hidden Figures, 35, Maria Tallchief: Native American Prima Ballerina
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produced by Makematic, in Untold: Hidden Figures, 35 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
In a world dominated by mainly caucasian dancers, Native American Maria Tallchief overcame discrimination to become the United States’ first prima ballerina.
produced by Makematic, in Untold: Hidden Figures, 35 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
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Crash Course US History, Civil Rights and the 1950s
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 11 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the early days of the Civil Rights movement. By way of providing context for this, John also talks a bit about wider America in the 1950s. The 1950s are a deeply nostalgic period for many Americans, but there is more than a little idealizing going on here. The 1950s were a tim...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 11 mins
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Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 1, Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964)
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directed by David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Stephanie Jenkins, fl. 2016, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Florentine Films, in Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 2 hours 8 mins
Cassius Clay rises from amateur boxer to 1960 Olympic gold medal winner. He turns professional and hones his genius for self-promotion. In 1964, he upsets the heavily favored Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight championship of the world.
directed by David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Stephanie Jenkins, fl. 2016, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Florentine Films, in Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 2 hours 8 mins
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Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 2, Round Two: What’s My Name? (1964-1970)
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directed by David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Stephanie Jenkins, fl. 2016, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Florentine Films, in Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 53 mins
Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and adopts the name Muhammad Ali. When he refuses induction into the U.S. Army, he is stripped of his title. After 3 years, Ali triumphantly returns to boxing, but it’s clear that he has lost a step.
directed by David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Stephanie Jenkins, fl. 2016, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Florentine Films, in Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 53 mins
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I Married the War
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directed by Betty Rodgers, fl. 2011 and Ken Rodgers, fl. 2003; produced by Betty Rodgers, fl. 2011 and Ken Rodgers, fl. 2003, Syringa Cinema and Wide Eye Productions (Boise, ID: Syringa Cinema, 2021), 1 hour 34 mins
Through every generation and from every corner of our nation, women have waited and welcomed their warriors back from battle, only to discover that the conflict followed their husbands home. In I MARRIED THE WAR, wives of combat veterans from WWII to the Middle-East wars bring to light the ways in which families...
directed by Betty Rodgers, fl. 2011 and Ken Rodgers, fl. 2003; produced by Betty Rodgers, fl. 2011 and Ken Rodgers, fl. 2003, Syringa Cinema and Wide Eye Productions (Boise, ID: Syringa Cinema, 2021), 1 hour 34 mins
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Untold: America Explained, 62, Manhattan Project Human Experiments
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in Untold: America Explained, 62 (Makematic, 2021), 2 mins
When scientists at the top secret 'Manhattan project' wanted to discover how radioactive bomb materials could affect the human body – they secretly injected terminally ill patients with uranium to find out.
in Untold: America Explained, 62 (Makematic, 2021), 2 mins
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Untold: Original Explainers, Episode 108, The Rosenbergs: First Civilians Executed for Espionage
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in Untold: Original Explainers, Episode 108 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2021), 2 mins
An introduction to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass US atomic secrets to the Soviets, and were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York in 1953
in Untold: Original Explainers, Episode 108 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2021), 2 mins
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World War II Experience, Who is Weary Willie?
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directed by Constanza Hevia H.; produced by Daniel Leonard Bernardi, fl. 2015, El Dorado Films and Veteran Documentary Corps, in World War II Experience (El Dorado Hills, CA: El Dorado Films, 2021), 16 mins
"Who is Weary Willie?" explores the life of the famous circus character Weary Willie and his story tied to controversy and confusion over identity between his creator, Emmett Kelly Sr., and his son, Emmett Kelly Jr.
directed by Constanza Hevia H.; produced by Daniel Leonard Bernardi, fl. 2015, El Dorado Films and Veteran Documentary Corps, in World War II Experience (El Dorado Hills, CA: El Dorado Films, 2021), 16 mins
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