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Manifest Destiny

What does a City on a Hill have to do with Gitmo? How are American exceptionalism and democracy promotion related to foreign wars? Why does the 19th century rallying cry of "Manifest Destiny" still influence American foreign policy in the 21st century? These and other questions are addressed in the powerful stories featured in MANIFEST DESTINY, an historical series produced by the documentary unit of JAK Films, a division of Lucasfilm. *The series is comprised of three 60-minute episodes. Clear-eyed and probing, Manifest Destiny addresses key foreign policy concerns that affect every American. In-depth, insightful commentary by nationally respected historians . . .
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Sunday, Sep 9, 2012 - 7:00 PM
"Making The World Safe for Democracy"
"Making the World Safe for Democracy," considers the consequences - intended and otherwise - of Woodrow Wilson's call for a world shaped by American style democracy. Tracing the Cold War struggle between the US and the USSR, this episode tells the dramatic story of how America moved from inspiring the young Ho Chi Minh at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, to fighting him nearly half a century later.. D
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Sunday, Sep 9, 2012 - 7:00 PM "Making The World Safe for Democracy" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Sep 9, 2012 - 11:00 PM "Making The World Safe for Democracy" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 - 7:00 PM "Monsters to Destroy" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 - 11:00 PM "Monsters to Destroy" (PLUS)
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