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Part of the Series: The Jewish Americans
With Hitler defeated and six million European Jews murdered, American Jews were fighting despair. However, by 1946, with the return of Jewish American servicemen and the crowning of the first Jewish Miss America - Bess Myerson - a new spirit of optimism emerged. In 1948, Jewish Americans actively supported the…
A Strong and Active Faith
Part of the Series: The Roosevelts
"A Strong and Active Faith" 1944-1962 By April of 1944, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt have occupied the White House for more than eleven years. The President is secretly convalescing in South Carolina from a recently diagnosed bout of congestive heart failure while the war rages overseas and his family is…
They Came to Stay/A World of Their Own
Part of the Series: The Jewish Americans
In the 1700s, a small number of Jews came to America, struggling to hold fast to their faith and heritage while becoming part of the emerging nation. Though they fought in the American Revolution, they were at best tolerated, at worst shunned - becoming ready scapegoats in times of crisis.…
Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song
Strange Fruit is the first documentary exploring the history and legacy of the Billie Holiday classic. The song's evolution tells a dramatic story of America's radical past using one of the most influential protest songs ever written as its epicenter. The saga brings viewers face- to- face with the terror…
Horses of Gettysburg
Humans have relied on horses since the dawn of time, but there is no stronger bond than between a horse and rider on the battlefield. Narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, director of the epic films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, Horses of Gettysburg captures the relationship between soldiers and their…
Jimmy Carter: The President From Plains
Featuring highlights of the following major speeches given by the 39th President of the United States. Speech:
  • Inaugural Address - January 20, 1977
  • Fireside Chat from the White House - February 2, 1977
  • National Address on Energy from the Oval Office - April 18. 1977…
  • In The Arena
    Part of the Series: The Roosevelts
    "In The Arena" 1901-1910 After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest President of the United States. He is unwilling to let Congress dictate federal policies and he knows how to use his immense popularity with the press to disseminate his message to the…
    Days the World Changed, Part 3
    'This series brings together some of the most significant events of the 21st century. Key moments that have changed our lives from the shocking tragedy of 9/11, to the cracking of the genome, to the launch of the iPod. This episode covers Fall of Berlin Wall, Official End of the…
    The Common Cause
    Part of the Series: The Roosevelts
    "The Common Cause" 1939-1944 By the late summer of 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is halfway through his second term in office. Both he and Eleanor are tired and looking forward to retirement, but when Germany invades Poland on September 2, 1939, everything changes. Although the United States is poorly prepared…
    Rebels with a Cause
    They were unpaid. They were crazy. They were Rebels with a Cause. A story of how a battle over land changed the landscape forever. A stunningly beautiful film narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels with a Cause spotlights a battle over land that changed the American landscape forever. Beginning in the…
    The Singing Revolution - How Music Toppled an Empire
    Most people don't think about singing when thinking about revolutions. But in Estonia song was the weapon of choice when Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. Few people know the crucial role one of the world's smallest nations played in bringing about the downfall of the…
    Civil War Life Series
    The inspiring stories of two courageous Union soldiers who command troops in many of the deadliest battles of the Civil War are re-created in the Civil War Life Series. These action-packed biographical documentaries reveal how an Ohio schoolteacher and a Harvard student overcome countless injuries and hardship to fight again…