Show Information: Oliver Stones Untold History Of The United States
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"oliver stone's untold history of the united states" -- there is a classified america we were never meant to see. from academy award-winning writer/director oliver stone, this ten-part documentary series looks back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped america's unique and complex history over the 20th century. from the atomic bombing of japan to the cold war and the fall of communism, this in-depth, surprising, and totally riveting series demands to be watched again and again.
directed and narrated by oliver stone.
a.k.a. "oliver stone's secret history of america" (which was later retitled).
in 2009, it emerged that stone was preparing a documentary miniseries for showtime titled oliver stone's secret history of america. it would cover "the reasons behind the cold war with the soviet union, u.s. president harry truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on japan, and changes in america's global role since the fall of communism." in Janurary 2010, it was revealed that he had been working on the project since 2008 with american university historian peter j. kuznick, who co-wrote the script with stone, along with british screenwriter matt graham. stone is the director and narrator of all 10 Episodes, which intend to provide an unconventional account of some of the darkest parts of twentieth century history using little known documents and newly uncovered archival material. kuznick objected to the title "secret history", claiming that "the truth is that many of our 'secrets' have been hidden on the front page of the new york times. if people think the secrets will be deep, dark conspiracies, they'll be disappointed. we'll be drawing on the best recent scholarship". it was subsequently retitled the untold history of the united states.
premiered: November 12, 2012
Genre: drama | educational | family | history
Network: showtime (usa)
Airs: Mondays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 minutes
10 part series
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1x01 -- Nov 12, 2012 -- world war ii
1x02 -- Nov 19, 2012 -- roosevelt, truman & wallace
1x03 -- Nov 26, 2012 -- the bomb
1x04 -- Dec 03, 2012 -- the cold war: 1945-1950
1x05 -- Dec 10, 2012 -- the '50s: eisenhower, the bomb & the t
1x06 -- Dec 17, 2012 -- jfk: to the brink
1x07 -- Dec 24, 2012 -- johnson, nixon & vietnam: reversal of
1x08 -- Dec 31, 2012 -- reagan gorbachev & third world-rise of
1x09 -- Jan 07, 2013 -- bush & clinton: squandered peace-new w
1x10 -- Jan 14, 2013 -- bush & obama - age of terror
1x01 -- world war ii -- the first chapter explores the birth of the american empire by focusing on franklin d. roosevelt, winston churchill and joseph stalin. through examination of key decisions during world war ii, discover unsung heroes such as american henry wallace and explore the demonization of the soviets.
1x02 -- highlights from the historical upset of harry truman replacing henry wallace as roosevelt's vice president during his fourth term - this dramatic shift in leadership propelled the us towards empire building. exploration of the relationship between the us and the soviet union and the beginnings of the cold war. the relationships between roosevelt, stalin and churchill are an integral part of post-war europe's division at the yalta conference.
1x03 -- the strategies behind the u.s. atomic bombings of japan are explored as well as the new mythology that emerged from the war. the bombing haunted the soviets and mistrust towards the allies grew quickly. the consequences of beginning a process that could end life on the planet are examined.
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