American Experience: Nixon
Richard M. Nixon was one of American history's most powerful figures. Recalling events etched in U.S. memory, this three-hour program explores a fateful mix of strength and weakness that made him president, then brought him down. Events revealing Nixon's distinctive signature in American politics, from a meteoric rise to Congress to the presidency and the morass of Watergate, unfold in three parts: The Quest, Triumph, and The Fall.
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Nixon Experience and American Conservatism"
Taped on September 4, 1974. Richard Nixon had finally flown off to San Clemente, something that freshman Senator Buckley had bucked much of conservative and Republican sentiment by urging him to do back in March (Senator Buckley: "There were many others who knew exactly what I was trying to say and who agreed with me--unfortunately, more of them privately than publicly"). A substantive and often wryly moving discussion (Senator Buckley: "We had a little pool in our office in the mail room as to whether I'd be compared with Judas Iscariot or Benedict Arnold or Brutus most often. And I think Benedict Arnold won") of Watergate details, and of how those fit into broader questions of congressional versus presidential power, of the President's ability to conduct foreign policy, and of our tendency, as Mr. Buckley puts it, "to associate an idea with a person, and if that person lets us down, to become disillusioned with the idea." Summary by Firing Line staff.
American Experience: Nixon by PBS
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam DVD Set with POW*MIA Decal
Lest we forget, this Collector's Set is packaged together with a complimentary POW*MIA "You Are Not Forgotten" window decal, made in the USA. Get the whole story in this special set: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's 10-part series, THE VIETNAM WAR, plus both the Academy Award-nominated theatrical release LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM and the extended AMERICAN EXPERIENCE broadcast version! The comprehensive documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides: Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, this series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. Then watch LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM (both the original theatrical and the extended TV versions are included) as it chronicles the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War. In April 1975, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon and the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, and at the risk of their careers and possible courts-martial, a handful of U.S. diplomats and military operatives still in the country took matters into their own hands as they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many as possible. In total, this complete collection presents well over 20 hours of programming on 12 discs. Subtitles in English (SDH). As seen on public television.
THE PRESIDENTS: TRUMAN, KENNEDY, LBJ, NIXON (PBS DVD SET)
14 HOUR PBS DOCUMENTARY SET (WITH TEACHER'S GUIDE PDF)
- APPROX. 14 HOURS
- NIXON, TRUMAN, LBJ, KENNEDY
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Blu-ray
VIETNAM WARARTIST : BURNSKENRATING : NRTYPE : Blu-RayGENRE : Television: PBSMFG NAME : PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM VENDOR : PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICEFormat: Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
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