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45/85 : America and the world since World War II

Author: Peter JenningsTed KoppelPete SimmonsRoger GoodmanEleanor PrescottAll authors
Publisher: Stamford, CT : Vestron Video [distributor], ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An oral/visual history of the U.S. goal of containing Communism from 1945 to 1985. Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel, ABC-TV news correspondents, guide viewers through four decades of American foreign policy. Pt. 1 focuses on the days following World War II, the post-war boom in America, the Rosenberg trial, and civil war in Asia. Pt. 2 reviews the signing of the armistice to end the Korean War, the invention of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Film excerpts
History
Miscellanea
Nonfiction films
Television program excerpts
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jennings; Ted Koppel; Pete Simmons; Roger Goodman; Eleanor Prescott; ABC News.; Vestron Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0805100121 9780805100129 080510013X 9780805100136 0805100148 9780805100143 0805100156 9780805100150
OCLC Number: 14116747
Notes: "Designed for home video by ABC News"--Container.
Credits: Executive producer, Av Westin ; senior producers, Susan Mercandetti, Pete Simmons ; director, Roger Goodman ; written by Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Pete Simmons ; producer, Eleanor Prescott.
Performer(s): Hosts, Ted Koppel, Peter Jennings.
Description: 4 videocassettes (approximately 53 min. each.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. 1. From the jubilation of V-J day to the shocking Rosenberg Trial, 1945-1952 --
v. 2. From the invention of television to the first steps in space, 1953-1960 --
v. 3. From the Kennedy era to the final U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, 1961-1975 --
v. 4. From America's bicentennial celebration to the Geneva summit, 1976-1985.
Other Titles: From the jubilation of V-J day to the shocking Rosenberg Trial, 1945-1952.
From the invention of television to the first steps in space, 1953-1960.
From the Kennedy era to the final U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, 1961-1975.
From America's bicentennial celebration to the Geneva summit, 1976-1985.
Forty-five eighty-five
America and the world since World War II
Responsibility: ABC News.

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An oral/visual history of the U.S. goal of containing Communism from 1945 to 1985. Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel, ABC-TV news correspondents, guide viewers through four decades of American foreign policy. Pt. 1 focuses on the days following World War II, the post-war boom in America, the Rosenberg trial, and civil war in Asia. Pt. 2 reviews the signing of the armistice to end the Korean War, the invention of television and the discovery of the polio vacine, civil rights, McCarthyism, and the Soviet launch of Sputnik. Pt. 3 examines the short-lived Kennedy era and the steps that led to the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Lyndon Johnson's agenda for social change, U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Richard Nixon's relection and resignation in the aftermath of Watergate, and a nation headed for a gas crisis. Pt. 4 starts with a retrospective look at 200 years of the nation's history as we begin restoration of the Statue of Liberty, then continues with the Vietnam legacy, the election of Jimmy Carter, the Iranian hostage crisis, the Reagan election and agenda, and the Geneva Summit.

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