Length: 45:00 | HS C A | Views: 579
How did Adolf Hitler--an Austrian of little means and meager prospects--rise to absolute power in post-World War I Germany? Did the nation's economic and political situation make it inevitable? This ABC News program, anchored by Peter Jennings, traces ... Hitler's amazing ascent from corporal in the Great War through his foray into politics, his imprisonment after his Beer Hall Putsch, his bid for the presidency against Paul von Hindenburg, and his subsequent installment as Chancellor.
Length: 45:00 | HS C A | Views: 189
The race to invent the atomic bomb is documented against the backdrop of World War II and Hiroshima. It shows how the allied scientists of the Manhattan Project made it possible, the technological hurdles they overcame, the moral issues they confronted, ... and the responsibility they accepted for the fate of the free world.
Length: 45:00 | HS C A | Views: 125
The optimism that fueled the early years of the 20th century vanished as America was drawn into "The War to End All Wars." This program presents the grim story of World War I, including the Bolshevik revolution, which led to Russia's withdrawal from ... the conflict, and the fruitless struggles of President Wilson, who sought first to keep America out of the war and then, at its end, to forge a lasting and meaningful peace.
Length: 33:13 | HS C A | Views: 78
This ABC News program, anchored by Peter Jennings, reveals the tragic story of the African-American experience, documenting the brutal reality of slavery, the milestones in the heroic struggle for fundamental rights and self-esteem, and the killing of ... America's greatest civil rights leader. When will the United States finally move beyond issues of race and ethnicity?
Length: 46:03 | HS C A | Views: 43
This program explores when William McKinley was President, a loaf of bread cost only a few cents, horsepower really meant horsepower, flying to the moon was the stuff of dreams, and the average life span was only 45 years, while looking ahead to the ... decades of changes yet to come.