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by WGBH History Unit
Available on:
Podcast
Year Released:
 2002

American Experience, television's most-watched history series, brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form our nation.

2.

by Nelson Mandela
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1999

As Nelson Mandela prepares to step down as president of South Africa, FRONTLINE presents a deeply personal biography of one of the great figures of the 20th century.

3.

by Stephen Smith
Available on:
Audio Download | Online Audio (Free)
Year Released:
 2002

The visceral impact of history's great speechmakers is at the heart of Say It Plain....

4.

by Niall Ferguson
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2009

In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson seeks to explain the financial history of the world, exploring how our complex system of global finance evolved, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth or catastrophic loss.

5.

by Stephen Smith
Available on:
Online Audio (Free)
Year Released:
 2002

To fully grasp the ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea, it is important to understand the war that ended more than fifty years ago...

6.
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1964

Leftist filmmaker Emile de Antonio compiled this documentary out of 187 hours' worth of kinescopes recorded during the 1954 Senate Army-McCarthy Hearings.

7.
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1995

500 Nations is an eight-part documentary on the Native Americans of North and Central America. It documents from pre-Columbian to the end of the 19th century.

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by John Rabe
Available on:
Online Audio (Free)
Year Released:
 2006

28 men lost in Antarctica for almost two years, fighting ice and the ocean. The world gave them up for dead; but every one of them survived.

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by Michael Wood
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1991

Historian and author Michael Wood traces the birth of modern society, in the obscurity of ancient history, in this spectacular documentary shot on locations around the world.

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by Various
Available on:
Audio Download

Fears of a cold war turning hot were rampant from the late 1940s to the 1980s and no fear was greater than the fear of a nuclear war and whether or not we were prepared for one.

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