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America's History in the Making
16 programs -- Explore American history from the Pre-Columbian era through Reconstruction. The video programs are divided into three segments: Historical Perspectives, an overview of the historical era; Faces of America, in which biographies of individuals illustrate larger events; and Hands-on History, a behind-the-scenes look at how history is studied, documented, and presented.
A Biography of America
26 episodes -- See history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives.
The Constitution: That Delicate Balance
13 programs -- Constitutional issues come to life in this Emmy Award-winning series. Key political, legal, and media professionals engage in spontaneous and heated debates on controversial issues such as campaign spending, the right to die, school prayer, and immigration reform.
The Western Tradition
52 segments -- Covering the ancient world through the age of technology, this illustrated lecture by Eugen Weber presents a tapestry of political and social events woven with many strands — religion, industry, agriculture, demography, government, economics, and art.