History Documentary hosted by Eric Sevareid, published by PBS in 1978.
Repackaged as “The Road to World War II” (2011) by Questar, Inc. and available on DVD in 2011. Also known as The Road to Pearl Harbour, 1919-1941 (alternative title, US).
Series explores the political and diplomatic events and crises between World War I and World War II.
Disillusioned by the horrors of World War I, the US tries to isolate herself from the rest of the world. Strict immigration quotas are imposed and a mistrust of foreigners and minorities ushers in an ugly period of racism and ethnic discrimination. The advent of radio helps to project a standard image of the “good American” but at the same time lets in news of foreign nations.
Between the Wars: 1918-1941 Series
You can find a full index and overview of Between the Wars: 1918-1941 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 05 April 1978.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.