Exploring the social, economic and physical forces that swept through New York in the post-war period, the program examines the great African-American migration and Puerto Rican immigration of the '40s, '50s and '60s; the beginnings of white flight and suburbanisation; and the massive physical changes wrought by highways and urban renewal - all of which were directed, to a surprising degree, by one man: Robert Moses.
A powerful portrait of the events leading up to and following the attacks of September 11, 2001. To understand the impact of September 11, the program reaches back more than 50 years, to 1946 when the idea of a 'world trade center' was first conceived in New York City. It chronicles the construction of the towers and explores the astonishing expansion of American economic power during the second half of the 20th century.
In this first episode presenter Vanessa Collingridge starts her journey in the capital, exploring Edinburgh from its volcanic beginnings to the building of its glorious new town. She then journeys through the agricultural Borders, explores Glasgow's mighty River Clyde before ending this first episode at the gateway to the Highlands, Stirling.
This unique birds eye view of Scotland celebrates the stunning Cairngorms, journeys along the River Dee with a stop at Balmoral, revels in Aberdeen's granite architecture and ends with a fascinating look at Scotland's engineering marvels, the Bell Rock Lighthouse and the Forth Rail Bridge. On the way geographer Vanessa Collingridge meets historians and locals, passionate about these landscapes and landmarks.
Celebrating Scotland's landscapes and landmarks from the air Geographer Vanessa Collingridge continues her journey discovering the history of Scotland's first kings in Argyll, marvels at Glen Coe's majestic mountains, uncovers the volcanic secrets of Scotland's west coast islands and journeys the Great Glen to discover how this giant feature and Scotland's mountains were created.