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  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 6 hrs.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : The History Channel, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label.
All segments previously aired as episodes of various programs on The History Channel.
The second segment on disc 2, The John Lennon assassination, is not listed on the container or disc label.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: The Iran-Contra scandal (20th century with Mike Wallace) ; Democracy crushed: Tiananmen Square (20th century) ; Ronald Reagan: a legacy remembered -- Disc 2: The rise and fall of the wall (Declassified) ; The John Lennon assassination (American justice) ; Mikhail Gorbachev: a man who changed the world -- The Falklands campaign (Greatest raids).
Summary, etc.:
"The decade that gave us the "yuppie" was all about big business, big government and big changes. The balance in global dominance shifted as the superpowers - China, the USSR, the U.S., and England - realigned and either asserted themselves or faded away. Our world changed forever during these fateful ten years, and this captivating two-disc set clarifies the major events - and major players - that shaped our globe."--Container.
System Details Note:
Subject: Reagan, Ronald
Lennon, John, 1940-1980 > Assassination.
Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-
Nineteen eighties.
Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989.
Falkland Islands War, 1982.
United States > History > 20th century.
China > History > Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989.
Genre: Documentary television programs.

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