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The Design of Grand Central

The Design of Grand Central

The Design of Grand Central

Grand Central Terminal's chief architect, Whitney Warren, was a classicist and an aesthete, but was also the kind of man that had no problem pushing aside the architects originally hired to design Grand Central -- the firm Reed and Stem. Some of Reed and Stem's original design survived the process, but, in the end, it was Whitney Warren's vision that came to define Grand Central.
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Civil rights activists rode interstate buses into the segregated Southern United States in 1961.

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Examine the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already there to become U.S. citizens.

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Voice of Freedom

S33 E2 Length 1:40:16 Premiere Date 2.15.21

Goin' Back to T-Town

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S33 E1 Length 52:49 Premiere Date 1.11.21

The 1930s Series Preview

Preview Length 01:02 Premiere Date 8.20.09

Author Interview: Neil Maher

Clip Length 07:00 Premiere Date 9.24.09

Interview Dr. Alfred Crosby

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Interview Dr. Shirley Fannin

Clip Length 09:22 Premiere Date 12.21.09

Government Film: Combat America

Clip Length 08:21 Premiere Date 1.12.10

Government Film: Memphis Belle

Clip Length 10:06 Premiere Date 1.12.10

Soylent Green Trailer

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Government Film: Target Tokyo

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Government Film: Operation Cover Up

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Government film: Incapacitation by Enterotoxin

Clip Length 05:46 Premiere Date 3.18.10

Government Film: Botulism

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Original Interview: Angelene Forester

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Original Interview: Howard Dully

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Radio Coverage of the 1936 Olympics

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Grand Central: Crisis Leads to Opportunity

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Grand Central: Breaking Ground

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The Design of Grand Central

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