Civil War 306 (2013): S01E03 – Fight for Freedom

Introduction Explores one of the most divisive eras in American history from multiple perspectives. Outline A century and a half ago, North battled South in a conflict that would kill more Americans than any other war. The outcome would change our nation forever, and no one had more to gain, or to lose, than American… Read More

Civil War 306 (2013): S01E02 – The Confederacy

Introduction Explores one of the most divisive eras in American history from multiple perspectives. Outline Slave badges from South Carolina. Sheet music filled with boasts of triumph. The jewellry of the First Lady of the Confederacy. Smithsonian curators have collected thousands of Confederate objects from the Civil War, which collectively offer a rich understanding of… Read More

Civil War 306 (2013): S01E01 – The Union

Introduction Explores one of the most divisive eras in American history from multiple perspectives. Outline We all know who won the Civil War, but there were many moments when victory was anything but certain. Join Ashley Judd, great-great-great granddaughter of a Union soldier, as she takes us back 150 years for an intimate and comprehensive… Read More

Civil War 306 Documentary Series Overview (2013)

Introduction Explores one of the most divisive eras in American history from multiple perspectives. Outline This three-part series explores famous and little known aspects of the Civil War, from the perspectives of the Union, the Confederacy and the millions of enslaved people struggling for freedom. The opening programme reveals the history of seemingly ordinary pieces… Read More

American Veteran (2021): S01E04 – The Reckoning

Introduction American Veteran is a four-part documentary series tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the Revolution to today’s warrior class, it is a deeply moving story, illuminating the veteran experience and drawing civilian viewers into an… Read More

American Veteran (2021): S01E03 – The Return

Introduction American Veteran is a four-part documentary series tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the Revolution to today’s warrior class, it is a deeply moving story, illuminating the veteran experience and drawing civilian viewers into an… Read More

American Veteran (2021): S01E02 – The Mission

Introduction American Veteran is a four-part documentary series tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the Revolution to today’s warrior class, it is a deeply moving story, illuminating the veteran experience and drawing civilian viewers into an… Read More

American Veteran (2021): S01E01 – The Crossing

Introduction American Veteran is a four-part documentary series tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the Revolution to today’s warrior class, it is a deeply moving story, illuminating the veteran experience and drawing civilian viewers into an… Read More

American Veteran Documentary Series Overview (2021)

Introduction American Veteran is a four-part documentary series tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the Revolution to today’s warrior class, it is a deeply moving story, illuminating the veteran experience and drawing civilian viewers into an… Read More

Combat Machines (2018): S01E08 – The Arms Race

Introduction A documentary series on the machines of war, in particular the machines of the 20th century. Covers such diverse topics as tanks, bombs, espionage equipment, nuclear weapons and aircraft. Outline The Arms Race: A look at the origins of the arms race, from the first use of nuclear weapons that ended WW2 through the… Read More