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"Reporting America at War"

The NEH-funded film by Stephen Ives, Reporting America at War, explores the role of American journalists from San Juan Hill to the Persian Gulf in a three-hour documentary that tells the dramatic and often surprising stories of the reporters who wrote the news from the battlefield.

  • Vietnam Oral History Project: Gene Feher

    Created October 13, 2017
  • Vietnam Oral History Project: Jack Power

    Created October 13, 2017
  • Vietnam Oral History Project: Jennifer Davidson

    Created October 13, 2017
  • Vietnam Oral History Project: Barry Lanham

    Created October 13, 2017
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    Jazz Appreciation Month 2017: Ella Fitzgerald and Women in Jazz

    Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created by the National Museum of American History back in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Each year the museum picks a major musician to commemorate. This year honors Ella Fitzgerald, who would have turned 100 this month, and JAM programs will shine a spotlight on women in jazz.

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    Ken Burns Asks: “Who Are We As Americans?”

    On May 9, 2016, Ken Burns will deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaking on the topic of “Race in America.”

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    Jazz Appreciation Month 2016: Benny Carter and Democracy

    Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created by the National Museum of American History in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Each year the museum picks a major musician to commemorate.

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    Tupperware!

    Using interviews with Tupperware executives and dealers from the early days and wonderful, little-seen footage of Tupperware Jubilees, this funny, probing American Experience documentary and its supplementary website examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.