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Custer’s Last Stand and Inside Nature’s Giants

13, 2012

There is such a wide variety of programs to choose from, personally I don’t know what I would do without my DVR.  Honestly, given the price of cable TV with DVR these days I have contemplated dropping the DVR, but then I would have missed either “Hawaii Five-O” or “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” [...]

New Programs In The New Year

9, 2012

We’ve added a few new programs to the schedule this month.  I hope most of you caught the brand new “Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey” last night.  If you did miss it, remember an encore presentation can be seen tonight at 9:00pm on WOSU PLUS.  We’ve also started a new season of “Antiques Roadshow” on Monday [...]

A Whale of a Program

29, 2011

This Sunday on WOSU TV we’ll get a glimpse into the world of the American whaling industry, long ago forgotten.

Victory in the Pacific: American Experience

23, 2011

To use the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki “was not a weighty matter,” said historian Barton Bernstein. “In the framework of mid-1945 no one around Truman had any sustained and serious doubts about using the bomb.” “There’s no way that any American president, faced with the expenditures that had been put into the [...]

Soundtrack for a Revolution: American Experience

9, 2011

Soundtrack for a Revolution: American Experience 5/9, 9:00 pm WOSU TV 5/10, 1:00 am WOSU TV 5/10, 9:00 pm WOSU PLUS This documentary tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its music – the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as [...]

Stonewall Uprising

22, 2011

Homosexuals‘ “Rosa Parks moment,” the time when they stood up and said “enough” to discrimination, happened at a crummy Greenwich Village bar. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the FBI and police departments kept lists of known homosexuals, their favored establishments, and friends; the U.S. Post Office kept track of addresses where material pertaining to homosexuality [...]

The Great Famine on American Experience

11, 2011

The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director [...]

Jimmy Carter: American Experience

20, 2011

“Few stories better illustrate the intersection of character and leadership than the story of Jimmy Carter,” says producer, writer and director Adriana Bosch. “The very qualities that got him elected — tenacity, religious certitude and an absolute confidence in his abilities — made it nearly impossible for him to govern.” Carter was the first president [...]

An American Crusade

14, 2011

“I don’t think Ronald Reagan has gotten the credit he deserves for ending the Cold War,” says producer Austin Hoyt. “Gorbachev deserves enormous credit, too — but for losing it gracefully. Reagan wanted to win the Cold War. He saw the Soviets were vulnerable, and went for the kill. In the process, he scared a [...]

Reagan at 100: Still the lifeguard

4, 2011

In President Reagan’s farewell address, he said: …And in all of that time I won a nickname, ‘The Great Communicator.’ But I never though it was my style or the words I used that made a difference: it was the content. I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn’t spring [...]