Part 1 of the life and times of Harry S. Truman deals with his pre-Washingto years in business and Missiouri politics and culminates with his being named FDRs running mate in the 1944 presidential election and subsequent elevation to the highest office in the land.
Details the presidential administration of Harry Truman from the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan to the Korean War.
Re-broadcast of the 1983 PBS series Vietnam: a Television History. The opener deals with French withdrawal from Indochina in the years after World War II and the division of Vietnam into the Communist North and the pro-western South.
In this episode, American combat troops are sent to Vietnam and the fighting begins in earnest.
Profiles of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong along with the Tet Offensive of 1968 which, although a tactical disaster for Communist forces, helped turn American public opinion against the war.
After the Tet Offensive of 1968, the U.S. switches tactics to intensive bombing of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong supply lines. Also, the emergence and brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, led by the infamous Pol Pot.
The peace talks in Paris to end the war and the United States homefront are the subjects of the series' final installment.
The journals of a midwife named Martha Ballard are the sources for this episode about her life in Maine during the 18th century.
The story of Carl Graham Fisher who helped develop Miami Beach into a tourist mecca.
The story of the great influenza epidemic that broke out in 1918.
Part 1 deals with the acting career of Ronald Reagan and his growing interest in politics leading him to run for governor of California.
The political career of Ronald Reagan from the governorship of California to the presidency of the United States.
The story of the dust bowl which devastated the midwest during the 1930's.