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This film highlights the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King and the popular movement that led to the passage of congressional legislation to create a national holiday in his honor.The one hour film, co-hosted by actors LeVar Burton and Marla Gibbs, features exclusive interviews with Coretta King and Stevie Wonder. The Program discusses the King Holiday legislation that was introduced in Congress days after Dr. King was assassinated and took fifteen years to become law in 1983. The program features the inspiring and historic speeches of Dr. King and live performance on the National Mall of Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday".
Echoes Cross the Tracks
The mighty Mississippi River bleeds muddy water into an alluvial plain, what is known as The Mississippi Delta. Thousands of slaves were brought in from West Africa to the Mississippi Delta. Their task was to clear the forest with hand saws and axes, build the levees, then till and plant cotton in the newly uncovered earth. It was a place of total isolation from the outside world, known as Plantations. The music helped them endure and flowed like no other place on Earth.
The first six months of 1942 saw the war assume a truly global dimension with the entry of the United States into the conflict. For the U-boat arm, the heavy coastal traffic off the eastern seaboard of the U.S. provided such a fertile hunting ground that the high number of vessels sunk led this period to be christened by the submarine crews as the 'second happy time'.
German Fighter Aircraft Of WW2
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Bombers and Bombing Raids
This film covers combat operations from North Africa through to northern Norway and the Atlantic approaches to the battle of Stalingrad, as Germany emerges as the power with the world's most effective bomber force.
Bombers & Bombing Raids 1942-1945
This film deals with the decline of the Luftwaffe bombing arm as Germany suffers heavy losses in Russia and the U.K. with its once dreadded night-bombing raids becoming increasingly ineffectual.
German Fighter Aircraft 1942-1945
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Green Devils: German Paratrooper Elite
The Green Devils were the paratrooper arm of the Luftwaffe. This program deals with their evolution, from their formation in 1933 to their important role in the invasion of the west in 1940 and in particular that of Crete in 1941.