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John Palmer's Israel -

John Palmer looks at life in Israel four years after the 1967 Six Day War.

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Giants and the Common Man -

Stories of the famous and the obscure buried at Chicago's Graceland Cemetery.

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Black Muslims at the Crossroad -

Narrator Bill Warrick examines the Chicago-based Black Muslim organization. The focus is on the split within the movement between leader Elijah Muhammad and his assistant, Malcolm X.

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What Trees Do They Plant? - Strategy of a Confrontation

This represents the official City of Chicago response to charges it mishandled the disturbances at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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Wings of Pride -

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of Black fighter pilots in World War II.

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Childhood Memories of the Holocaust -

Archival footage illustrates an oral history of the childhood experiences of five survivors of the Holocaust.

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Our World - Together and Apart: 1943

Reviews the issues in the news from the Summer of 1943.

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Our World - Breaking Barriers: 1954

Reviews the issues in the news in the Spring of the year 1954.

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Our World - Winds of Change: Winter 1968

Reviews the issues in the news in the Winter of 1968.

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Our World - Between the Lines: Summer 1972

Reviews the issues in the news in the Summer of 1972.

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WLS Presents - Chicago's Greatest Hits

Janet Davies and Art Petacque look at three murders from Chicago crime history: the St.Valentine's Day Massacre, the William J. Drury murder, and the slaying of Sam Giancana.

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Project XX - The Real West

Gary Cooper narrates this documentary about the historic Old West.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1960, Be a Man - Sell Out (Part 1 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this overview of the year 1960 and the events that occurred.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1961, Victory Has a Hundred Feathers (Part 2 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events of 1961.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1962, Morality and Brinkmanship (Part 3 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events of 1962.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1963, End of a Thousand Days (Part 4 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events of 1963.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1964, From Liverpool With Love (Part 5 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events in 1964.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1965 (Part 6 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events of 1965.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1966, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Violence (Part 7 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events of 1966.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1967, Love is in the Streets... Death In The Desert (Part 8 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events of 1967.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1968, Up Against the Wall (Part 9 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events of 1968.

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Fabulous Sixties - 1969, The Eagle Has Landed (Part 10 of 10)

With narration by Peter Jennings before he moved south to the United States, this documentary consists of ten 45-minute segments, one for each year. The political activism of the decade is covered, but with quite a bit of emphasis on movie stars, current fads, and the like. Peter Jennings narrates this review of the events of 1969.

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Portrait of America - Michigan

A look at the state of Michigan, tracing its early history to the diversity of the state today.

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Three From Illinois -

The preservation of Illinois' history is the focus of this program.

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Portrait of America - Illinois

Hosted by Hal Holbrook, this show traces the early history of the state and then takes an in-depth look at different aspects of Illinois in the 1980s.