CTVA UK BBC Documentary - "Alistair Cooke's America" (1973) 

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Alistair Cooke's America  (1973)  
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ALISTAIR COOKE'S AMERICA
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BBC Television/ Time-Life Films co-Production
Produced by Michael Gill
Associate Producer, Ann Turner

UK Documentary Series 1973 13 episodes x 50min colour film

Written and Narrated by Alistair Cooke
Directed by Michael Gill

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 [01] Alistair Cooke's America: THE FIRST IMPACT

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The first programme is a personal memoir of Alistair Cooke's
infatuation with America and its effect on his life.

[02] Alistair Cooke's America: THE NEW FOUND LAND

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Tracing the settlements and influence of the Spanish in the
West and the French in the East.

[03] Alistair Cooke's America: HOME FROM HOME

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Following the English dissenters and adventurers who settled
in America in the 16th and 17th centuries.

[04] Alistair Cooke's America: MAKING A REVOLUTION

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America's struggle to gain independence from Britain.

[05] Alistair Cooke's America: INVENTING A NATION

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How the 13 American colonies were unified after winning independence
from the British and the formation of the government.

[06] Alistair Cooke's America: GONE WEST

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Pioneers and the dispossession of Native Americans.

[07] Alistair Cooke's America: A FIREBALL IN THE NIGHT
A look at slavery in the Southern States and the causes and effects
of the Civil War.

[08] Alistair Cooke's America: DOMESTICATING WILDERNESS
The great push west by the settlers including the Mormons, the founding
of Salt Lake City and the crossing of the continent by railroad.

[09] Alistair Cooke's America: MONEY ON THE LAND
The rise of business and technology: Chicago, railroads, Edison, oil,
Rockefeller and the moneyed classes.

[10] Alistair Cooke's America: THE HUDDLED MASSES
What was the impact of the flood of immigrants coming from Europe at
the turn of the 19th century?

[11] Alistair Cooke's America: THE PROMISE FULFILLED AND THE PROMISE BROKEN
Prosperity and politics in the 1920s.

[12] Alistair Cooke's America: ARSENAL
The USA as a world military power and the growth of the United Nations.

[13] Alistair Cooke's America: THE MORE ABUNDANT LIFE (final episode)
Alistair Cooke concludes his personal examination of the history
and character of America with a look at contemporary America
in the early 1970s and how it had diverged from the original aims of
the settlers.
 
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