October 18, 1975 - February 28, 1976
PBS half hour television series, presented in New York on WNET Channel 13, Saturday evenings, 7:00 - 7:30pm, recalling the great events of the Twentieth Century through newsreel footage.
Hosted by veteran radio newsman Lowell Thomas.
Contemporary retrospective footage was filmed in Thomas' study and are intercut with old newsreels. 19 broadcasts were aired on WNET focusing on the years circa 1920's and 1930's.
1933 is remembered. Profile of Frances Perkins, first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet and the rise of Fascism.
Adolf Hitler's rise to power overwhelmingly elected Chancellor, January 30, 1933, receiving over 20 million votes. Amos 'N' Andy, the Depression and President Franklin Roosevelt quest to be President of the United States.
This series was never distributed to the public after its release on television. Most of these broadcasts are not known to exist, and not one of them are archived at The Library of Congress, UCLA Film & TV Archive or Paley Museum for Media.
One of the last broadcast commitments by Lowell Thomas who passed away August 29, 1981.