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Anita - Speaking Truth to Power
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men…
Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week
Most Americans might think that the most important event each year in Washington, D.C. - arguably the world's most important city and one built on public service - would resemble, say, a political rally, a bill signing or some compelling…
McCarthy Reconsidered - A Look into Senator McCarthy's Term
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
Sen. Joe McCarthy's term is reviewed, including the cases of Alger Hiss, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
Oklahoma City Bombing - Terrorism in the US
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
An examination of one of the worst acts of terror, Oklahoma City Bombing.
The CIA - 50 Years of Spying
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
Explores the history of the CIA from its origins in 1947 through the disturbing revelations that have made many question its role today. A fascinating examination of the massive agency that is celebrating "50 Years of Silent Service."
Ronald Reagan and the Rise of the Right - Regan's Term in Office
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace explores the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan and how his years in office spawned Republican leadership throughout the country.
The Wall - Before and After the Berlin Wall
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
Examines the history of the division of Berlin after World War II and how it eventually lead to construction of the Berlin Wall. It follows the history of the wall and its effects on the German people until its fall…
20th Century with Mike Wallace - Social and Political Issues Around the World
Television news journalist Mike Wallace hosts this hour-long series taking a look back at some of the most important historic events and issues of the 20th century from the civil rights movement to the World Wars to the war against…
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One Bright Shining Moment - George McGovern's Influence on Modern Politics
When presidential candidate George McGovern took on incumbent Richard Nixon in 1972, no one really expected him to win - and he didn't. But in his bold, grassroots, seat-of-the-pants campaign, which energized young and progressive Americans to a degree never…
The List - An American Protecting Iraqi Allies from the U.S. Government
This documentary film tells the story of Kirk Johnson, a modern-day Oskar Schindler who is fighting to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military to help rebuild Iraq. After leading reconstruction…
Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain - A Close Look at Thomas Jefferson's Life
A story that tears at the heart of America, this critically acclaimed documentary from the director of Bonhoeffer explores Thomas Jefferson and his personal and public dilemma about race and slavery. For centuries people have asked how it was possible…
To Begin the World Over Again - The Life of Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine ignited revolutions and lived at the epicenter of world events but died largely ignored and disdained. What made up his roller coaster of a life? This is an enlightening way to see the American Revolution, the French Revolution,…
All Governments Lie - Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Independent journalists Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald and Michael Moore expose government lies and corporate deception, inspired by the legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone. ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: TRUTH, DECEPTION AND THE LEGACY OF I.F. STONE is a theatrical documentary created by…
Eleanor Roosevelt
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first international charter on human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt survived a painful childhood and a difficult marriage…
Postcards from the Great Divide - Examining The Partisan Split In America
Examining the deeply partisan split among the American electorate, the series travels to key locations across the US to help provide a greater understanding of how changing demographics and political self-sorting will continue to have a profound effect on American…
9 videos
The Most Dangerous Man in America - Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world.…
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way is a feature-length documentary about the life and legacy of the trailblazing woman who made history in 1984 as the first female Vice Presidential nominee on a major party ticket in the United States. The…
Bring It to the Table - Republicans & Democrats, Dialogue Not Diatribe
A fresh, provocative, even humorous study of political identity, Bring It to The Table features Americans from all walks of life sharing their beliefs and values about the hot-button topics of today. In this time of increasing hyperpartisanship, insults, and…
#ReGENERATION - Social Activism
Ryan Gosling narrates this engrossing film about social activism, the forces that galvanized the Occupy movement, and how a new generation of young people is coming to terms with a rapidly changing world. The film skillfully weaves commentary from some…
I Can Be President - A Kid's-Eye View
What would it be like to grow up and become president of the United States? In I Can Be President: A Kid's Eye View, a diverse group of children candidly share their thoughts on the subject, affirming the importance of…