The Food That Built America
1:20:42

The Food That Built America

Episode 3 The History Channel October 26, 2019

History

Design and technologies

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As the Great Depression hits, the titans of food push the envelope of innovation to feed a hungry nation. Then WWII sees competing industrial empires joining the war effort in ...

As the Great Depression hits, the titans of food push the envelope of innovation to feed a hungry nation. Then WWII sees competing industrial empires joining the war effort in a united front to fuel the forces fighting for freedom abroad. And in Post-War America, visionaries like Harland Sanders, the McDonald brothers and Ray Kroc battle to revolutionis.e the restaurant industry, and pave the way for the golden age of the American dream.

The Kennedys
1:21:16

The Kennedys

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC May 22, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

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The Kennedys is one of the most controversial and compelling miniseries of the year. This epic family story is told through a series of flashbacks, recounting the triumphs and ...

The Kennedys is one of the most controversial and compelling miniseries of the year. This epic family story is told through a series of flashbacks, recounting the triumphs and tragedies of JFK's tumultuous journey to the White House. The Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis trace Jack's maturation from an inexperienced mishandler of events, to a statesman and world leader.

We Shall Remain
1:21:19

We Shall Remain: Tecumseh's Vision

Season 1 Episode 2 NITV July 8, 2013

History

Intercultural Understanding

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The story of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, known as the Prophet. Following the American Revolution, the Prophet led a spiritual movement that drew ...

The story of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, known as the Prophet. Following the American Revolution, the Prophet led a spiritual movement that drew thousands of followers.

The Kennedys
1:21:21

The Kennedys

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC June 12, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

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November 22, 1963. JFK is in Fort Worth, Texas to mend fences between the liberal and conservative wings of the state's Democratic Party prior to beginning his re election ...

November 22, 1963. JFK is in Fort Worth, Texas to mend fences between the liberal and conservative wings of the state's Democratic Party prior to beginning his re election campaign. Lee Harvey Oswald is at home in Dallas, assembling a rifle.

D-Day: The Untold Stories
1:21:45

D-Day: The Untold Stories

The History Channel November 11, 2019

History

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To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this two-hour History special presents the key events of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe and the subsequent battles that ...

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this two-hour History special presents the key events of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe and the subsequent battles that captured the control of the Normandy coast. Some of the last surviving veterans recall in gripping detail the terror, the patriotism and the drama from the frontlines of war. While D-Day has been told many times, this special honours the diverse backgrounds of all who served, including the experiences of African-American servicemen who fought and died. Rare archival footage from the actual invasion along with recreations will enhance the compelling story that changed the world.

The Kennedys
1:21:57

The Kennedys

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC June 5, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

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At the Justice Department, Bobby decides to put additional indictments of Sam Giancana on hold, compromising his principles. In the South, civil rights demonstrators are ...

At the Justice Department, Bobby decides to put additional indictments of Sam Giancana on hold, compromising his principles. In the South, civil rights demonstrators are protesting. JFK calls a meeting with the Southern Caucus of the Senate, who state their opposition to desegregation.

The Kennedys
1:22:15

The Kennedys

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC May 29, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

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After Jack's inauguration speech, we jump directly into a meeting about the Bay of Pigs invasion. Jack is told of an Eisenhower approved plan to train guerrillas in Nicaragua ...

After Jack's inauguration speech, we jump directly into a meeting about the Bay of Pigs invasion. Jack is told of an Eisenhower approved plan to train guerrillas in Nicaragua for an assault on Fidel Castro's Cuba. Virtually all of Jack's advisors military and civilian urge him to go ahead with the invasion. And finally Jack against his better judgement gives the order to send the guerrillas in.

Oh Christmas Tree
1:22:27

Oh Christmas Tree

Seven December 17, 2017

Media arts

History

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When Elise MacReynolds reluctantly takes over her family's Manhattan Christmas tree lot, she discovers there's no better place to experience the magic and romance of the season.

When Elise MacReynolds reluctantly takes over her family's Manhattan Christmas tree lot, she discovers there's no better place to experience the magic and romance of the season.

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
1:22:48

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

The History Channel May 16, 2011

History

Civics and citizenship

Business and economics

Sustainability

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We're running out, and we don't have a plan. This is the story of how our civilisation's addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, ...

We're running out, and we don't have a plan. This is the story of how our civilisation's addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world's top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion, our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled.

Angels in the Snow
1:22:48

Angels in the Snow

Seven December 10, 2017

History

Personal and social capability

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When nothing short of a miracle can hold a deteriorating family together, a Christmas getaway sets the stage for a miracle to occur.

When nothing short of a miracle can hold a deteriorating family together, a Christmas getaway sets the stage for a miracle to occur.

Diana Vreeland
1:23:11

Diana Vreeland

ABC June 2, 2013

Media arts

Visual arts

History

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

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A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Sean Bean's Waterloo
1:23:14

Sean Bean's Waterloo

Episode 1 The History Channel June 18, 2017

Modern history

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Hollywood actor Sean Bean tells the story of Waterloo, one of history's most decisive battles. Sean's journey of discovery is inspired by his own experiences of playing ...

Hollywood actor Sean Bean tells the story of Waterloo, one of history's most decisive battles. Sean's journey of discovery is inspired by his own experiences of playing Napoleonic soldier Richard Sharpe in TV films based on Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels. In the programmes he draws on the eye-witness accounts of soldiers who fought at Waterloo to tell the story of the dramatic events of 18 June 1815 as they were experienced by the ordinary soldiers who fought it. He pieces together the chronology of the battle and visits some of the legendary places where the outcome was decided, including the buildings at Hougoumont which witnessed some of the heaviest fighting. He also meets descendants of some of the soldiers who fought at Waterloo, to discover how they remember the achievements of their ancestors. To bring their stories to life he works alongside present-day soldiers from the British army and experts in military history and stages hands-on experiments that bring him closer to the reality of fighting at Waterloo. At the Royal Armouries in Leeds he fires an original Waterloo musket, loaded with live ammunition, and takes part in an experiment to test the damage caused by original Waterloo cavalry swords. He works with re-enactors from the Napoleonic Association to find out more about the infantry and artillery tactics used in the battle. He also witnesses the damage caused by an original Waterloo cannon using live ammunition. In Belgium he meets the archaeologist responsible for the unique discovery of the skeleton of a Waterloo soldier who died during the battle and whose remains lay undiscovered on the battlefield for almost 200 years, in the exact spot where the soldier died.

Mawson: Life And Death In Antarctica
1:25:16

Mawson: Life And Death In Antarctica

The History Channel August 21, 2016

History

Geography

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The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is considered one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson ...

The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is considered one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson survived, but how? In a bold historical experiment, scientist and adventurer Tim Jarvis is retracing the gruelling experience, with the same meagre rations, primitive clothing and equipment to uncover what happened to Mawson physically - and mentally - as a man hanging on the precipice of life and death.

Afraid of the Dark
1:25:50

Afraid of the Dark

The History Channel July 14, 2017

History

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Go back to a time before the invention of artificial light and experience a world petrified in the pitch of darkness, when fear ruled the night.

Go back to a time before the invention of artificial light and experience a world petrified in the pitch of darkness, when fear ruled the night.

Arthur Phillip: Governor, Sailor, Spy
1:26:00

Arthur Phillip: Governor, Sailor, Spy

ABC June 30, 2015

History

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Arthur Phillip is arguably the most important person in Australia's history. The commander of the First Fleet and the founding Governor of what would grow into Australia, ...

Arthur Phillip is arguably the most important person in Australia's history. The commander of the First Fleet and the founding Governor of what would grow into Australia, Phillip is - according to prominent historian Jonathan King - this nation's equivalent to George Washington. And yet for such an influential person, so little is widely known about Arthur Phillip. Who was this man, what did he do before the First Fleet, and why did he accept the enormous challenge of sailing half way around the globe to found a new colony largely populated by Britain's cast-offs and criminals?

Fallout
1:26:25

Fallout

SBS August 9, 2016

Media arts

Modern history

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Following the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, internationally acclaimed novelist Nevil Shute prophetically predicted the devastating impact of nuclear ...

Following the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, internationally acclaimed novelist Nevil Shute prophetically predicted the devastating impact of nuclear proliferation in one of the most important anti-war novels of the 20th century. This documentary explores Shute's career and novel, investigating the ambience surrounding Shute's prophecy as well as the mismanagement of nuclear energy and the importance of mankind being ever vigilant in the post Fukushima age.

The Story Of 1
1:27:18

The Story Of 1

ABC January 1, 2009

Mathematics

Numeracy

History

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The story of the number 1 is the story of Western civilisation. Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, goes on a humour-filled journey to discover just what an amazing tale lies ...

The story of the number 1 is the story of Western civilisation. Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, goes on a humour-filled journey to discover just what an amazing tale lies behind the simplest number we have. Using Pythonesque computer graphics, 1 is brought to life in all its various guises.

Remember Pearl Harbor
1:27:46

Remember Pearl Harbor

The History Channel September 24, 2019

History

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Narrated by Tom Selleck. Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A few sailors and soldiers were already up and playing a game of ...

Narrated by Tom Selleck. Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A few sailors and soldiers were already up and playing a game of football near Pearl Harbor. Others were sleeping in their barracks or aboard ships after a late night of partying in Honolulu. An unlucky few were wiping the sleep from their eyes and reporting for duty aboard their ship anchored off Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. Still others headed for adjacent Hickam Field or up north to Wheeler Field. Ship decks were being washed, planes wiped down and hangars swept. It was just another day in paradise. At 7.55am all that changed as the first Japanese planes dropped their torpedoes and bombs on a stunned American Pacific fleet. The US had been violently thrown into World War II. Every sailor, airman, soldier and civilian who was in or near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 has their own individual story of courage, fear, heroics or tragedy. No two stories from that day of infamy are the same. From sailors on the USS Arizona and West Virginia on Battleship Row to pilots at Hickam and Wheeler Fields, to young children who were waved at by Japanese pilots flying over their homes, the memories remain vivid to this day. These are some of their stories from December 7, 1941. They will always Remember Pearl Harbor.