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1971-1975, approaching the apocalypse

Author: Peter JenningsRoger GoodmanRichard GerdauMichael PlanteBob JonesAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N. J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, ©2006.
Series: Century., America's time ;, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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The one bright spot of the 1970's was Nixon's opening of China to the West while the riots at Attica prison and Kent State University, the trauma of the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal, left Americans exhausted, embittered and disillusioned. This program appraises the effects of those blights on the political landscape and their impact on the trust between the government and the governed, so vital to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Spiro T Agnew
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jennings; Roger Goodman; Richard Gerdau; Michael Plante; Bob Jones; John Updike; Hung Nguyen; ABC News.; History Channel (Television network); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 156875044
Language Note: In English with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced for television in 1999.
Performer(s): Anchored by Peter Jennings ; commentary: Buzz Aldrin, Stephen Ambrose, Thomas Burns, Steve Schwartz, Pat Buchanan, Dennis Hopper, Charles Champlin, Tom Wicker, Truman Springer, Oliver Stone, Dennis Mannion, Nguyen Hung, Philip Caputo, Bob Jones, John Updike, Leonard Garment.
Description: 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Century., America's time ;, v. 12.
Other Titles: Approaching the apocalypse
Responsibility: directed by Roger Goodman ; produced by ABC News in association with the History Channel ; written and produced by Richard Gerdau, Michael Plante .

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The one bright spot of the 1970's was Nixon's opening of China to the West while the riots at Attica prison and Kent State University, the trauma of the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal, left Americans exhausted, embittered and disillusioned. This program appraises the effects of those blights on the political landscape and their impact on the trust between the government and the governed, so vital to the well-being of a representative democracy such as the United States.

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