America In Colour

July 2020
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Season 2 Episode 6 - Hollywood's Golden Age

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From humble beginnings Hollywood becomes the world’s leading multi-billion-dollar industry of glitz, glamour, money, and fame. Powerful studio moguls control the business, stars become global icons, and Hollywood’s power and influence grows, but so do its critics. It’s accused of being immoral and subversive. Television ch...
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Season 2 Episode 5 - American Royalty

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In the 20th century, families like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts built and spent massive fortunes. Political dynasties such as the Roosevelts mix with this monied elite, and the press baron William Randolph Hearst fills his papers with stories about them. A young Joseph Kennedy plots to reach the heights of American Roy...
June 2020
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Season 2 Episode 4 - The Wild West

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At the start of the 20th Century, The West is still a wild land. Many have tried to tame it and their efforts become the stuff of legend and myth - gunfights at the OK Corral and Indian Wars. Over the next six decades, ‘The West’ becomes the dynamic region that trailblazes modern America.
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Season 2 Episode 3 - Playtime

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Early 20th century - leisure and recreation transform American lives. Newly wealthy, society fills free time with wholesome entertainment and sports. A new generation sees an opportunity to break down barriers.
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Season 2 Episode 2 - Titans Of Industry

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In the first half of the 20th Century, America leads the world in industrial innovation. The nation is embracing a technological revolution that changes its way of life forever. We start at the inaugural Indy 500 in 1911, and show how the lives and businesses of three families interweave over 70 years, driving America’s in...
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Season 2 Episode 1 - Organised Crime And The Mafia

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Between 1919 and 1963 America’s criminals build a vast empire, finding money-making opportunities everywhere. Starting with fixing a World Series and cutting their teeth by supplying bootleg liquor during Prohibition, a group of powerful figures re-shapes crime into an organised business that exploits political corruption ...
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