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Season 07, Episode 01 FDR (1): The Center of the World (1882-1921)

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Oct 12, 1994
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FDR (1): The Center of the World (1882-1921) Oct 12, 1994 This first episode looks at the early life of FDR. Born into a wealthy family, there was little about his youth that would suggest the giant of history that he would become. His entry into state politics and a significant meeting with a woman named Eleanor would change his life and the course of a nation.

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Season 07, Episode 02 FDR (2): Fear Itself (1922-1933)

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Oct 12, 1994
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FDR (2): Fear Itself (1922-1933) Oct 12, 1994 In this second episode, the subject is FDR's courageous fight with polio. With his wife Eleanor Roosevelt at his side, FDR, wins the Democratic nomination for president. He takes office at the beginning of the Great Depression. Exhorting the nation to keep the faith, FDR utters his famous words: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

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Season 07, Episode 03 FDR (3): The Grandest Job in the World (1933-1940)

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Oct 20, 1994
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FDR (3): The Grandest Job in the World (1933-1940) Oct 20, 1994 A program that examines America's fascination with spiritualism and the occult in the second half of the 1800s.

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Season 07, Episode 04 FDR (4): The Juggler (1940-1945)

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Oct 13, 1994
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FDR (4): The Juggler (1940-1945) Oct 13, 1994 The portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt concludes with his years as preside (1932 until his death in 1945), how he dealt with the Great Depression, and his link with Winston Churchill during World War II.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Telegrams from the Dead

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Nov 10, 1994
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Telegrams from the Dead Nov 10, 1994 For 40 years, a new religion called spiritualism affected the nation as no other ever had. Abraham Lincoln, P.T. Barnum, Frederick Douglass, senators, and scientists argued over the discoveries of the spirit world as revealed through mediums. Congress debated whether to provide $40,000 to research the feasibility of using the new wireless technology to reach the other world. But by 1880, as one spectacular fraud after another was revealed, the movement began to fade.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Midnight Ramble

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Oct 27, 1994
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Midnight Ramble Oct 27, 1994 The little-known story of a black independent film industry that thrived outside of Hollywood and produced close to 500 feature movies for African American audiences between 1910 and 1940. Many race movies tackled some of the difficult social issues that confronted black urban society: alcoholism, crime, morality, class conflict, even racism and lynching, setting the stage for today's independent black cinema movement.

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Season 07, Episode 07 Battle of the Bulge

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May 9, 1995
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Battle of the Bulge May 9, 1995 The history of World War II's "Battle of the Bulge", when the German army launched a major surprise counteroffensive against the American forces that caught them almost completely off-guard, sweeping away major portions of the front line, pushing deep into the rear areas and causing tens of thousands of casualties before it was finally halted.

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Season 07, Episode 08 Freedom on My Mind

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May 10, 1995
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Freedom on My Mind May 10, 1995 In the summer of 1964, two groups converged in Mississippi: one mostly young, white and well educated from out of state; the other, African Americans who lived in the most violently segregated state. Recruits in a nonviolent army, together they fought the white political establishment to register black voters, create schools and bring national attention to the struggle. It was a summer of rage, pain and enormous danger.

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Season 07, Episode 09 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern

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Feb 16, 1995
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Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern Feb 16, 1995 In the late 1980s, Iowa farmers Russ and Mary Jane Jordan faced a $200,000 debt and a bottom-line oriented bank. This is a personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm as massive foreclosures sweep the nation.

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Season 07, Episode 10 One Woman, One Vote (1)

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Feb 16, 1995
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One Woman, One Vote (1) Feb 16, 1995 From Elizabeth Cady Stanton's electrifying call to arms at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the last battle for passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, a recounting of the infighting, the alliances and betrayals, defeats and victories on the way to winning the right to vote. The struggle split the suffragist movement into two opposing forces: the militants who faced imprisonment and riots and those who argued for a quieter, more persuasive ways. Both tactics, it turned out, were needed.

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Season 07, Episode 11 One Woman, One Vote (2)

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May 9, 1995
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One Woman, One Vote (2) May 9, 1995 From Elizabeth Cady Stanton's electrifying call to arms at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the last battle for passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, a recounting of the infighting, the alliances and betrayals, defeats and victories on the way to winning the right to vote. The struggle split the suffragist movement into two opposing forces: the militants who faced imprisonment and riots and those who argued for a quieter, more persuasive ways. Both tactics, it turned out, were needed.

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Season 07, Episode 12 America's War on Poverty

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Feb 14, 1995
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America's War on Poverty Feb 14, 1995 The programs devised to help the American underclass in the 1960s and their successes and failures.

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Season 07, Episode 13 The Way West (1): Westward, the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (1845-1864)

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May 10, 1995
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The Way West (1): Westward, the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (1845-1864) May 10, 1995 A six-hour documentary of how the West was lost and won, from the time of the Gold Rush in 1848 until after the last gasp of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee in 1893, when the West was settled, subdued, exploited and incorporated into the American empire. Lakotas, Cheyennes, Kiowas, Poncas, Apaches, Nez Perces and Utes fought back, then watched as everything they had was taken from them, their way of life all but destroyed.

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Season 07, Episode 14 The Way West (2): The Approach of Civilization (1865-1869)

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May 10, 1995
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The Way West (2): The Approach of Civilization (1865-1869) May 10, 1995 A six-hour documentary of how the West was lost and won, from the time of the Gold Rush in 1848 until after the last gasp of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee in 1893, when the West was settled, subdued, exploited and incorporated into the American empire. Lakotas, Cheyennes, Kiowas, Poncas, Apaches, Nez Perces and Utes fought back, then watched as everything they had was taken from them, their way of life all but destroyed.

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Season 07, Episode 15 The Way West (3): The War for the Black Hills (1870-1876)

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May 17, 1995
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The Way West (3): The War for the Black Hills (1870-1876) May 17, 1995 A six-hour documentary of how the West was lost and won, from the time of the Gold Rush in 1848 until after the last gasp of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee in 1893, when the West was settled, subdued, exploited and incorporated into the American empire. Lakotas, Cheyennes, Kiowas, Poncas, Apaches, Nez Perces and Utes fought back, then watched as everything they had was taken from them, their way of life all but destroyed.

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Season 07, Episode 16 The Way West (4): Ghost Dance (1877-1893)

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May 18, 1995
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The Way West (4): Ghost Dance (1877-1893) May 18, 1995 A six-hour documentary of how the West was lost and won, from the time of the Gold Rush in 1848 until after the last gasp of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee in 1893, when the West was settled, subdued, exploited and incorporated into the American empire. Lakotas, Cheyennes, Kiowas, Poncas, Apaches, Nez Perces and Utes fought back, then watched as everything they had was taken from them, their way of life all but destroyed.

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