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War of the World

World War II was the greatest triumph, the moment when the forces of light -- the Western democracies -- prevailed over the forces of darkness -- the Nazis and the other Axis powers. It was a conflict that began in Europe in September 1939, but became global only with the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. It ended with the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in August 1945. In the program, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson challenges nearly all our enduring assumptions about what was, without question, the most destructive conflict the planet has ever seen. The three-part . . .
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Friday, Aug 8, 2008 - 11:00 PM    "The Clash of Empires" Economic volatility, ethnic conflict and empires in crisis spawn the 20th century's bloodiest conflicts and leading the brutal regimes of Germany, Japan and Russia. The stretch of violence begins with Japan's invasion of Russia in 1904. Part 1 of 3 G
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Friday, Aug 8, 2008 - 11:00 PM "The Clash of Empires" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 9, 2008 - 7:00 AM "The Clash of Empires" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 9, 2008 - 1:00 PM "The Clash of Empires" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 15, 2008 - 3:00 PM "A Tainted Victory" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 15, 2008 - 6:00 PM "A Tainted Victory" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 15, 2008 - 11:00 PM "A Tainted Victory" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 16, 2008 - 7:00 AM "A Tainted Victory" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 16, 2008 - 1:00 PM "A Tainted Victory" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 22, 2008 - 3:00 PM "The Icebox" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 22, 2008 - 6:00 PM "The Icebox" (WORLD)
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