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War In Indochina
From the 1890s, France controlled Indochina. After World War II, Ho Chi Minh ruled in the north, while France held power in the south. The First Indochina War ended with the defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Elections to unite Vietnam were due to take place…
Operation Babylift
In April 1975, in the closing days of the Vietnam War, more than 3000 babies were airlifted from Saigon orphanages and delivered into the arms of waiting couples in the US, Canada, Britain, Europe and Australia. It was the largest act of adoption in history. Although many Westerners saw Operation…
Broken Journey, Mending Dreams
The moving story of a Vietnamese family in search of itself after the devastation caused by the Vietnam War. After 18 years in Australia, Hanh Tran is making his first journey home to Vietnam. It's a dream that has finally come true. Amidst the reunion of tears and laughter, an…
Phans of Jersey City
A true gem of 1970s American cinema verite filmmaking re-released! The Phans of Jersey City fills a gap in our cinematic history of Vietnam by documenting a South Vietnamese family recently relocated to the United States. Evoking the realist style and domestic drama of An American Family, the filmmakers lived…
The First Silent Night
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Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of the song Silent Night that has been two hundred years in the making. A story that begins in humble circumstances ends with the world's most popular carol. Simon journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well as…
Brothers In Arms - A Vietnam War Story
In the early months of 1969, six men met on a swift boat on the Mekong Delta during some of the worst fighting of the Vietnam War. Five of the men were crewmates - Tommy, Mike, Gene, David, Del - and the came from across America, from Boston to Northern…
Crumb: Black Angels - 1970
Conclude with George Crumb's passionate anti-war string quartet. Trace the backdrop of its writing in the political climate and policy decisions that led the U.S. into the quagmire of the Vietnam War. Observe how the attempted U.S. policy of "containment" unraveled tragically in the face of the implacable will of…
In My lifetime
Directed by a former ABC network news executive producer, In My Lifetime provides a comprehensive look at the full scope and impact of the nuclear age from its beginnings to the present day, including the international efforts by citizens, scientists and political leaders to reduce or eliminate the nuclear threat.…
Bolinao 52 - The Vietnamese Boat Refugees
Following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, millions of refugees took the perilous journey across the South China Sea to find freedom. Many died of drowning or starvation and thirst. Others were lost at sea for days while some were pillaged, robbed and raped by pirates. However, more…
Jackie Robinson - An African American Baseball Player and Civil Rights Activist
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Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball's color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates…
Jackie Robinson Part 1
Part of the Series: Jackie Robinson
Robinson rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball, performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faces on and off the field and, in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black man can achieve.
Dick Cavett's Vietnam
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When standup comedian and former Tonight Show writer Dick Cavett got his own morning talk show in 1968, no one involved predicted anything groundbreaking. In fact that first Cavett show was cancelled shortly before winning an Emmy award. But there was something different in Cavett's approach. More than a vehicle…