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by Robert McNamara
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2003

Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures ofthe 20th century.

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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.

3.
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1999

The Century: America's Time is a 15-part series of documentaries produced by the American Broadcasting Company about the 20th century and the rise of the United States as a superpower. The documentary originally aired on The History Channel in 1999.

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Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2003

Chernobyl Heart is a 2003 documentary film by Maryann DeLeo. The film won the Best Documentary Short Subject award at the 2004 Academy Awards.

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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.

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Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2007

This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who boldly founded the Democratic Party -- yet was viewed by his enemies as an American Napoleon.

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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.

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Year Released:
 1980

The Day After Trinity (a.k.a. The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb) is a 1980 documentary film directed and produced by Jon H. Else in association with KTEH public television in San Jose, California.

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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....

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Year Released:
 1983

Seeing Red is a 1983 American documentary film directed by Jim Klein and Julia Reichert. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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