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Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt, Future of Democracy Abroad
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directed by David Davis, 1948-; interview by Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, in Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt (Detroit, MI: WGBH Boston, 1960), 59 mins
Mrs Roosevelt and her guests consider the long-term spread and survival of democracy in the West and the underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
directed by David Davis, 1948-; interview by Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, in Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt (Detroit, MI: WGBH Boston, 1960), 59 mins
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Great Speeches Video Series, Great Speeches 4
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produced by Educational Video Group, in Great Speeches Video Series (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 2005), 2 hours 34 mins
This program features five vital speeches: Mario Cuomo's 1984 DNC keynote address; Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential acceptance; Barbara Jordan's 1976 DNC keynote address; Hubert Humphrey's vice presidential acceptance speech; and John F. Kennedy's address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association.
produced by Educational Video Group, in Great Speeches Video Series (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 2005), 2 hours 34 mins
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Great Speeches Video Series, Volume 8
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produced by Educational Video Group, in Great Speeches Video Series (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 2014), 1 hour 56 mins
For over 25 years, The Great Speeches Video Series has proved an invaluable instructional tool for Speech Communicators. This video compiles five speeches: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen's "Communism and America" speech; John F. Kennedy's "I Am a Berliner" speech; Harry S. Truman's "Whistlestop" speech; Ann Richards' 19...
produced by Educational Video Group, in Great Speeches Video Series (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 2014), 1 hour 56 mins
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Great Speeches Video Series, Great Speeches 1
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produced by Educational Video Group, in Great Speeches Video Series (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 2012), 2 hours 26 mins
This program features six landmark speeches: John F. Kennedy's inaugural address; Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech; Adolf Hitler's address to the Nazi Party; Douglas MacArthur's farewell address; Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1942 State of the Union address; and Barack Obama's first inaugural address.
produced by Educational Video Group, in Great Speeches Video Series (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 2012), 2 hours 26 mins
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Chinatown Files
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directed by Amy Chen, 1957-; produced by Amy Chen, 1957- and Ying Chan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 58 mins
Amy Chen’s acclaimed new documentary The Chinatown Files reveals the hidden story of Chinese-American men and women who were hunted down, jailed, and targeted for deportation during the Cold War hysteria of the 1950’s and l960’s. Their interviews are interwoven with rare home movies, photographs and archival...
directed by Amy Chen, 1957-; produced by Amy Chen, 1957- and Ying Chan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 58 mins
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Big Picture, Episode 284, The Lodge Act Soldier
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Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States. From the U.S. Army's 'The Big Picture' television series, 1950-1975. Produced and filmed almost entirely on the sound stages of the Signal Corps Pictorial Cen...
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Biography of America, Episode 24, The Sixties: Vietnam and Civil Rights
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directed by Fred Barzyk, fl. 1970; produced by Fred Barzyk, fl. 1970, WGBH Educational Foundation, in Biography of America, Episode 24 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 26 mins

Professor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era.

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directed by Fred Barzyk, fl. 1970; produced by Fred Barzyk, fl. 1970, WGBH Educational Foundation, in Biography of America, Episode 24 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 26 mins
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Big Picture, Episode 285, Defense of Japan
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Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States. From the U.S. Army's 'The Big Picture' television series, 1950-1975. The departure of many American troops from the Far East is part of a major change in U.S....
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Big Picture, Episode 260, This is Third Army
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This is another first-hand report on one of our continental armies as seen through the lens of THE BIG PICTURE camera. Television audiences will see and hear soldiers of America's ground forces at work in Third Army which covers an area in the Southeastern portion of the United States. Viewers will visit with Pa...
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Destination America: The People and Cultures That Created a Nation
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produced by David Grubin, 1944- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2005), 3 hours 37 mins
This documentary is organized around some of the driving forces that have compelled individuals to immigrate to America for centuries and have remained constant throughout history — economic opportunity, religious freedom and artistic expression. As well, the series looks at the particular forces that drive wome...
produced by David Grubin, 1944- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2005), 3 hours 37 mins
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