Series
America's Century
Episode Number
No. 6
Episode
The Next Century
Producing Organization
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
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Episode Description
This is the episode "The Next Century." The moon, Iran-Contra affair, immigration, and nuclear power in terms of the future of the United States are discussed. Writer William H. Greider, editor of New Perspectives Quarterly Nathan Gardels, Cornell University Professor of History Walter LaFeber, writer David Rieff, Walter Russell Mead of the World Policy Institute, journalist Frank Haynes Johnson, Richard Barnet of the Institute of Policy Studies, journalist Frank Mankiewicz, former National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, former political advisor Clark Clifford, as well as economists Milton Friedman and J. K. Galbraith provide commentary. Footage of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, and Dwight D. Eisenhower is shown.
Series Description
"In an extension of his role as a keen observer of American politics and culture, author and 'Harper's Magazine' editor Lewis Lapham offered viewers a provocative history of America's global 'coming of age' in a six-part public television series AMERICA'S CENTURY. Drawing from the opinions of past and present writers as diverse as Thomas Jefferson, Walter Lippman, and Jonathan Schell, among many others, Lapham described the extremes in the American character -- from the embracing of noble democratic principles and a healthy tendency toward self-examination, to assumptions of moral superiority, a fateful lack of desire to understand other cultures, and a distaste for unpleasant truth -- and demonstrated how these characteristics have influenced American foreign policy since the late 19th century. "Lapham's timing could not have been more critical. As Eastern Bloc nations free themselves from the grip of Communism, global relationships are drastically altering and the world finds itself poised on a new era of foreign policy. As Lapham points out in the series, the stakes are high for America -- once the undisputed defender of the free world, what role will it -- and should it -- play now' "AMERICA'S CENTURY is an original, uncompromising, and unprecedented assessment of America's foreign policy."--1989 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:21.465
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Credits
Producing Organization: WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Format: VHS
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Citations
Chicago: “America's Century; No. 6; The Next Century,” 1989, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-ws8hd7q39k.
MLA: “America's Century; No. 6; The Next Century.” 1989. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-ws8hd7q39k>.
APA: America's Century; No. 6; The Next Century. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-ws8hd7q39k