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Blue Sky Metropolis

How did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation, and for aerospace itself. "Blue Sky Metropolis" is a series of four one-hour episodes that examines the largest homegrown industry that, nevertheless, has received only a fraction of the attention heaped upon the Hollywood entertainment business. Like its counterpart, aerospace was an industry created by dreamers drawn to a region that was invented by dreamers - civic boosters comprised of newspaper publishers, real estate developers and Hollywood moguls. Their entrepreneurial spirit surely resonated with those imaginations . . .
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Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 - 3:00 AM
"The Big Chill"
The Cold War and Pentagon dollars fuels the explosive growth of modern Los Angeles and creates the military-industrial-complex. Entire suburbs are built in record time to house defense industry workers, but covenants restrict non-white races from living there. Fear of nuclear annihilation spawns a new genre for Hollywood as 'science fiction' movies become a box office goldmine. D
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Friday, Aug 16, 2019 - 7:00 AM "A Space Odyssey" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 16, 2019 - 1:00 PM "A Space Odyssey" (WORLD)
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Monday, Aug 19, 2019 - 2:00 AM "A Space Odyssey" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 - 3:00 AM "A Space Odyssey" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM "A Space Odyssey" (WORLD)
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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM "Back to the Future" (WORLD)
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