History


Hollywood and the Yellow Threat 55 min.

The United States entered WWII. More than 110,000 citizens of Japanese origin were rounded up and dispatched to camps until the end of the war. Hollywood was quick to react with films from OBJECTIVE BURMA to THE BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI and THE STORY OF GI JOE to KNOW YOUR ENEMY: JAPAN. Already in 1941 Warner, who was manipulating public opinion in favor of entering the war, had released DIVE BOMBER w...

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The Warrior Tradition 55 min.

The film tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely-untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. It chronicles the accounts of Native American warriors from their own points of view.

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Risks After Challenger 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS revisits the Challenger and Columbia disasters, explores how immigration controversies echo past anti-immigration backlash, and explains why a lawsuit over scalding coffee is misunderstood and the U.S. military is reliant on special forces. Andy Borowitzgives his take on efforts to strip the LGBTQ community of rights.

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Liberty: Mother of Exiles 82 min.

Over 4 million people visit the Statue of Liberty annually. The most photographed statue in the world, its meaning is universal and represents freedom, hope and protest to generations of people throughout the world. Liberty: Mother of Exiles casts a new light on one of America’s most familiar symbols, revealing its little-known history and surprising challenges, and celebrating it as an enduring b...

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The Feud 54 min.

The feud between the Hatfields and McCoys is perhaps the most famous family conflict in American history. As legend has it, two neighboring families in the backwoods of Appalachia waged a crude and bloody war against each other over a stolen hog, an illicit romance, and longstanding grudges. Yet the events that took place near the end of the 19th century between the Hatfields and McCoys are part o...

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The Last Survivors 54 min.

This is a landmark documentary about some of the last survivors of the Holocaust. As young children, they lived through the Holocaust. Now, some of the last remaining survivors recount their memories and the lingering trauma. Frontline offers a haunting look at how disturbing childhood experiences and unimaginable loss have impacted their daily lives and relationships—from survivor’s guilt, to cri...

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Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices 72 min.

Trace the improbable journey of Robert Shaw's life and career, from his childhood as a preacher's son in rural California through his meteoric rise as a star of popular music during the Great Depression. An early champion of civil rights, his chorales were among the first to break the color barrier in the American South.

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Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation 98 min.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. This film brings the concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.

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India on Film: Part One 49 min.

India on Film takes the viewer back in time, to over a century ago, to meet traditionally dressed women and men from across the classes, walk the bustling streets with rickshaw pullers, ride elephants with hunters, wash in the Ganges, pick tea in the hills, and join families for a traditional picnic. Since the earliest days of the movie camera, expatriates and travelers from Europe have filmed acr...

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India on Film: Part Two 48 min.

This program will offer viewers the chance to understand how India changed through the 1930s and up until independence in 1947. We’ll see films promoting successful leprosy missions, children’s education, and how India’s industry is booming as the century wears on. We’ll see the growing support for the first nationalist political group to emerge during the British Empire, as Gandhi led the Indian...

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