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1. Founding fathers : the men who shaped our nation and changed the world (1)   Publication: MPH Entertainment Inc. for The History Channel 2000 . One DVD : 100 minutes ; color , All rights reserved. Volume One: REBELS WITH A CAUSE The birth of American democracy as attended by an extraordinary cast of characters, drawn from every level of colonial society. They brought to the cause of independence a dazzling array of talents and genius--and an equally noteworthy range of personality flaws and defects. Sam Adams was a rumpled, pugnacious man who failed at a variety of professions, before finding his niche as a revolutionary with a knack for inciting mob violence. John Hancock, a wealthy, aristocratic merchant, was also a known wine-smuggler with a major economic stake in breaking away from Britain. But the unique chemistry of this political "odd couple" would prove pivotal, combining to spark the fires of resentment which until then had been merely smoldering within the colonies. TAKING LIBERTIES In the aftermath of heavy British tax levies and the shock of the Boston Massacre, the situation in the American colonies grew more incendiary. Helping to fan the flames was the eloquent orator Patrick Henry, who rose from backwoods obscurity to marry into money and make the first open "call to arms." Meanwhile, Benjamin Franklin, actually slow to join the colonists' cause, was in London--desperately attempting to patch things up with King George. Across the Atlantic, George Washington, a retired soldier with a spotty military record, maneuvered for command of the rebel forces, while an alcoholic essay writer named Thomas Paine published "Common Sense," one of the period's most famous and inflammatory tracts. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

2. Founding fathers : the men who shaped our nation and changed the world (2)   Publication: MPH Entertainment Inc. for The History Channel 2000 . One DVD : 100 minutes ; color , All rights reserved. Volume two: YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION By 1776, the rebels would finally make their fateful, final break with Britain. One of those advocating this extreme step was a young Virginia planter named Thomas Jefferson. A misogynist who suffered debilitating migraines, the man who penned the Declaration of Independence wrestled all his life with the contradiction of being a slave-owner himself. On the battlefield, the war did not get off to a promising start. George Washington failed miserably in his first campaigns, while Ben Franklin's own son was arrested for plotting to aid the enemy. But as the revolutionary army gained in experience and confidence--and the French threw their considerable financial support into the fray--the tide slowly but surely began to turn in the rebels' direction. A HEALTHY CONSTITUTION After the final defeat of British forces in Yorktown, the thirteen colonies found themselves in a unique and frightening situation: building a new, democratic nation with no money, few allies and no blueprint of how to proceed. The revolution's savior would turn out to be the shy, studious James Madison, the father of the Constitution. Also vital to the new nation's survival was ensuring good ties with the friends it possessed. Sent to Paris to maintainvital ties with the French. Thomas Jefferson would engage in not one but two scandalous affairs: one with a married woman and one with his slave Sally Hemings. Back in the newly independent America, the revered George Washington would decline the titleof "King" and become the first President of the grand social experiment that came to be the United States of America. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

3. The American president : a matter of destiny   Publication: PBS DVD Video 2000 . 120 mins. : color , Episode One: Family Ties J.Q. Adams B. Harrson, F. Roosevelt, Kennedy. The last thing that the Founding Fathers envisioned was a hereditary chief executive. After all, they had fought a war in part to rid themselves of a king. Yet, power inevitably passes from generation to generation, and several families have returned to the White House as though born to it. The stories of the four men profiled in this hour reveal both the blessings and the curses of inherited power. Episode Two: Happenstance Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, Truman. Nearly one in five American presidents has died in office. The vice presidents who succeeded then were often chosen for the ticket less because they were equal to the most powerful office in the land than because they provided some electoral advantage. What happens when such a man takes office--frequently facing widespread conviction that he is unworthy of the powers he inherits? Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

4. The American president : politics and the presidency   Publication: PBS DVD Video 2000 . 120 mins. : color , Episode Three: an Independent Cast of Mind J. Adams, Taylor, Hayes, Carter. Is an independent cast of mind the best approach to the presidency? The four men profiled in this hour pursued a course that took little account of political affiliation, becoming presidents, in essence, without being politicians. Taken together, they present a cautionary tale: all had difficult presidencies, and neither of the two who sought a second term was granted one. Episode Four: The Professional Politician Van Buren, Buchanan, Lincoln, L. Johnson. In our nation's early years, taking part in political affairs was considered a duty and an honor, but not a way of life. It was not long, however, before the professional politicians, and the parties they represented, began to find their way to the White House. While the skills necessary for political success can be helpful to a president, they are not sufficient to guarantee success in the office. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

5. The American president : executive vision   Publication: PBS DVD Video 2000 . 120 mins. : color , Episode Five: The American Way Jefferson, Coolidge, Hoover, Reagan. It is often observed that American national identity is less a condition than an idea. What we have come t refer to as "the vision thing" is an expectation that our presidents will bring to the office a particularly strong sense of national mission. The four chronicled here may have understood the special character of America in different ways, but in all cases a belief that there was a distinctly American way of doing things guided their decisions. Episode Six: The World Stage Monroe, McKinley, Wilson, Bush. The president has no greater responsibility than representing the nation on the world stage. These four men engaged in this task at critical times in our national history and their achievements on the world stage stand as their most durable legacy. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

6. The American president : the candidate   Publication: PBS DVD Video 2000 . 120 mins. : color , Episode Seven: The Heroic Posture Washington, W.H. Harrison, Grant, Eisenhower. From the beginning, the presidential office has beckoned to national heroes renowned for their selfless service to their country. This affinity is especially strong for men of military fame, for the president is formally the commander-in-chief as well as symbolically the steward of the national interest. Episode Eight: Compromise Choices Pierce, Garfield, Harding, Ford. With the rise of political parties came the dawn of political compromise: nominees were selected because they were less offensive to some voters than those who might have been the best candidates. Two of the men profiled in this hour found the presidency beyond their abilities, while two proved themselves worthy of having been called to the highest office in the land. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

7. The American president : an office and its powers   Publication: PBS DVD Video 2000 . 120 mins. : color , Episode Nine: Expanding Power Jackson, Cleveland, T. Roosevelt, Nixon. Though the powers of the presidency have expanded with the growth of the nation, the process has been anything but smooth. These four presidencies are benchmarks in the development of executive power. Three stretched the office to its constitutional limits; the fourth overstepped those limits and brought on a new era of presidential weakness. Episode Ten: The Balance of Power Madison, Polk, Taft, Clinton. The final episode examines presidential leadership in an era of an increasingly divided government. The American presidency was conceived as one part of a larger system of institutions, and its effectiveness rests in part upon a good measure of cooperation among the branches. The presidents arrayed in this episode suggest four different conceptions of governance within a constitutionally structured balancing act. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

8. Inside special forces   Publication: National Geographic Society 2003 . 60 mins.: color , Inside special forces With unprecedented access, National Geographic goes deep into the secret world of U.S. Special Operations and tells the story of this highly skilled, elite group of soldiers from the inside out. With roots traceable to the French and Indian War, the Special Forces military unit has evolved over several centuries to serve an integral role in the U.S. military campaign. Inside Special Forces follows these soldiers as they make their way from the training camp to the battlefield to face an unpredictable enemy in an unfamiliar land. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

9. Destionation America: the people and cultures that created a nation.   Publication: PBS 2005 . 220 min. ; color & b/w , The Immigrants come from all over the world. Their faces have changed, not their reason: flight from poverty, persecution, war. Drawn by the shimmering promise of America, immigrants have been coming since America’s beginning, for a better life, for their own survival. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

10. Echoes from the White House: a celebration of the bicentennial of America's mansion   Publication: PBS 2001 . 60 mins. ; color. , Hosted by Martin Sheen, this documentary celebrates the 200th anniversary of the White House with a look at the stories, both public and private, that have unfolded within its walls. The program reincarnates two centuries of power-plays, tragedies, crises, celebrations and victories through the words of those involved. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

11. The presidents: the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States.   Publication: A&E Television Network 2005 . 3 V. ( Volume one: 135 mins., Volume two: 135 mins., Volume three: 90 mins.) ; color/B&W , This series traces the history of America's highest office from the Revolution to the 2004 campaign. The office is one of the hallmarks of the American experiment, open to any native-born citizen over the age of 35. The men who have inhabited it have been heroes and villains, visionaries and scoundrels, towering figures and seeming afterthoughts. VOLUME ONE examines the first 76 of the office, from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln (1789-1865). VOLUME TWO surveys the next 80 years of the office, from Andrew Johnson to Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1865-1945). VOLUME THREE examines the most recent 60 years of the office from Harry Truman to George W. Bush (1945-Present). Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

12. Abraham and Mary Lincoln :   Publication: [United States] : WGBH Educational Foundation : | Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2001 . 3 videocassettes of 3 (360 min.) : | Copyright: no reg. , Special features include: interviews with the producer and cinematographer, audio descriptions, audio navigation, three-part featurette, interactive map, videos interview of historians, timelines, essays, photo galleries, and teacher's guide. | Videocassette 1. This film begins in 1882 when Mary Todd Lincoln is an old woman living near Springfield, Illinois. It backtracts to tell the story of the couple's childhoods his in a remote backwoods log cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home. And it describes their courtship. Mary sets her heart on the raw, socially awkward Lincoln, saying later. “ He’ll be president of the United States on day. If I had not thought so I never would have married him. “ Their partnership is both tempestuous and passionate. She has a temper, and he suffers bouts of depression. But they share a powerful political ambition that sends Lincoln to the House of Representatives and later, with the country splitting apart over slavery, propels him to run for president. On election night, when the results finally come in, Lincoln goes home and tells his wife, “Mary, Mary, we are elected” | Videcassette 2: When the Lincolns arrive in Washington in 1861, the country is breaking apart. The country's president-elect is unknown, untested, and mistrusted. His wife, the daughter of a Southern slave owner, is suspected of being a Confederate sympathizer, As Lincoln leads a confused and frightened people through the most terrible conflict in their history, disaster strikes his own home: Willie Lincoln -- the child Mary says will be the hope and stay of her old age – dies. Mary, though tormented by her grief, visits wounded soldiers and helps slaves who have made their way to the North. Losing her grip on sanity, she also turns to spiritualists for comfort. Her husband, bowed down with sorrow, never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the east, enlistments drying up, and morale low, Lincoln takes a step that changes the country forever and in ding so he changes himself. On January 1, 1863 the sixteenth president issues the Emancipation Proclamation liberating millions of Americans from bondage. The Move turns the Civil War from a conflict over union into a struggle for freedom. 1/2 in. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

13. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 1: Awakenings 1954-1956. Fighting back 1957-1962. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Awakenings (1954-1956). Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. | Fighting Back (1957-1962). States' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School, and again in James Meredith's 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a U.S. president, violence erupts -- and integration is carried out. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

14. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 2: Ain't scared of your jails 1960-1961. No easy walk 1961-1963. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961). Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South. "Freedom Riders" also try to desegregate interstate buses, but they are brutally attacked as they travel. | No Easy Walk (1961-1963). The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant March on Washington, D.C., under King's leadership, shows a mounting national support for civil rights. President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

15. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 3: Mississippi: is this America? 1962-1964. Bridge to freedom 1965. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Mississippi: Is This America? (1963-1964) Mississippi's grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three activists are murdered. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City. | Bridge to Freedom (1965) A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

16. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 4: The time has come 1964-1966. Two societies 1965-1968. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , The Time Has Come (1964-66). After a decade-long cry for justice, a new sound is heard in the civil rights movement: the insistent call for power. Malcolm X takes an eloquent nationalism to urban streets as a younger generation of black leaders listens. In the South, Stokely Carmichael and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) move from "Freedom Now!" to "Black Power!" as the fabric of the traditional movement changes. | Two Societies (1965-68). Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) come north to help Chicago's civil rights leaders in their nonviolent struggle against segregated housing. Their efforts pit them against Chicago's powerful mayor, Richard Daley. When a series of marches through all-white neighborhoods draws violence, King and Daley negotiate with mixed results. In Detroit, a police raid in a black neighborhood sparks an urban uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43 people dead. The Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." President Lyndon Johnson, who appointed the commission, ignores the report. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

17. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 5: Power! 1966-1968. The promised land 1967-1968.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Power! (1966-68) The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in black America. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as the first black mayor of a major American city. The Black Panther Party, armed with law books, breakfast programs, and guns, is born in Oakland. Substandard teaching practices prompt parents to gain educational control of a Brooklyn school district but then lead them to a showdown with New York City's teachers' union. | The Promised Land (1967-68) Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, where he is assassinated. King's death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

18. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 6: Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More1964-72. A Nation of Law? 1968-71. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-72) A call to pride and a renewed push for unity galvanize black America. World heavyweight champion Cassius Clay challenges America to accept him as Muhammad Ali, a minister of Islam who refuses to fight in Vietnam. Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., fight to bring the growing black consciousness movement and their African heritage inside the walls of this prominent black institution. Black elected officials and community activists organize the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, in an attempt to create a unified black response to growing repression against the movement. | A Nation of Law? (1968-71) Black activism is increasingly met with a sometimes violent and unethical response from local and federal law enforcement agencies. In Chicago, two Black Panther Party leaders are killed in a pre-dawn raid by police acting on information supplied by an FBI informant. In the wake of President Nixon's call to "law and order," stepped-up arrests push the already poor conditions at New York's Attica State Prison to the limit. A five-day inmate takeover calling the public's attention to the conditions leaves 43 men dead: four killed by inmates, 39 by police. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

19. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 7: The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80).Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80s). / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80) In the 1970s, antidiscrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the civil rights movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, proves that affirmative action can work, but the Bakke Supreme Court case challenges that policy. | Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80s) Power and powerlessness. Miami's black community -- pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs, and police harassment -- explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement triumphs. Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the city's Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

20. Twentieth century: turning points in U.S. history   Publication: New York Ambrose Video Publishing 2004 . 216 mins. (54 mins each disc). color. , 20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History is an eight-part series designed to provide a clear overview of the people and events that distinguished the 20th century at specific points in time that were significant pivotal points in history. Rare archival footage and photographs, authentic recordings, and other primary source documents bring history to life, while stunning graphics and engaging narration lend context and clarity to the subject. The series has been developed specifically for classroom use. It is organized around established standards and thoughtfully divided into chapters, with each volume functioning as either a full-length program or as focused support for specific study areas. | DISC ONE: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program One: 1900-1907 1900 The Gold Standard Act is Ratified by Congress 1901 Dr. Walter Reed Discovers Yellow Fever is Transmitted by Mosquitoes 1901 McKinley is Shot and Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President 1902 140,000 Mine Workers Go Out on Strike 1902 The Government Passes the Newlands Reclamation Act 1903 Wright Brothers Fly at Kitty Hawk 1906 Upton Sinclair's Novel “The Jungle” is Published 1906 U.S. Takes Over Construction of the Panama Canal 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright Completes the Robie House in Chicago. Program Two: 1908 – 1918 1908 Ford Introduces the Model T 1909 W.E.B. Du Bois Founds the NAACP 1911 Hollywood Founded 1913 16th Amendment Allows Progressive Income Tax 1913 17th Amendment Caps a Period of Election Reforms 1914 Clayton Anti-Trust Act Passed 1914 -1917 America Prepares for World War I 1917 America Enters World War I | DISC TWO: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Three:1919 -1928 1919 Prohibition Begins 1920 Women Gain the Right to Vote 1923 Teapot Dome Scandal Typifies the Roaring 20’s 1924 J. Edgar Hoover Named Head of the FBI 1925 The Scopes Monkey Trial 1926 Goddard Initiates the Space Age 1926 David Sarnoff Founds NBC 1927 Charles Lindbergh Flies Across the Atlantic. Program Four: 1929 –1943 1929 “Black Tuesday” Foretells the Great Depression 1932 Amelia Earhart: Record-Breaking Woman Aviator 1933 President Roosevelt’s ‘One Hundred Days’ Begins his New Deal 1935 President Roosevelt Signs the Social Security Act 1936 Jesse Owens and Joe Louis Debunk Hitler's Claim of Aryan Superiority 1940 Ernest Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is Published 1941 Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor | DISC THREE: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Five: 1944 - 1952 1944 D-Day “Operation Overlord” 1945 The U.S. Air Force Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima 1947 The Marshall Plan for Europe 1950 President Truman Sends American Troops to the Aid of South Korea 1950 - 1953 The Korean War 1951 Alan Freed Introduces Rock and Roll Program Six: 1953 - 1963 1953 John Foster Dulles Becomes Eisenhower's Cold War Warrior 1954 Senator Joseph McCarthy is Condemned by the Senate 1954 Brown v. Board of Education 1955 Rosa Parks is Arrested 1960 Nixon-Kennedy Televised Debates 1962 Astronaut John Glenn is the First American to Orbit the Earth 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis 1963 Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” Speech | DISC FOUR: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Seven: 1964 – 1973 1964 President Johnson Announces the Great Society 1964 Vietnam War: Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 1965 Black Urban Riots Begin 1968 Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive 1970 First Earth Day 1972 Watergate 1973 Vietnam War: Cease-Fire Ends War . Program Eight: 1973 – 1999 1973 Second Battle of Wounded Knee 1973 Roe v. Wade 1976 Personal Computers Herald the Post Industrial Age 1983 The Grenada Conflict 1987 Alan Greenspan Becomes Chairman of the Federal Reserve 1990 The Gulf War Demonstrates American Military Supremacy 1991 The End of the Cold War 1994 Whitewater Leads to the Impeachment of President Clinton 1999 Y2K Ends the American Century Date: 2004 Availability: No items available: