Nicaraguan Revolution
Nicaraguan Woman Remembers Her Part in the Sandinista Revolution


Esmeralda, a Sandinista rebel during the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1978-1979, describes what the country was like during the time when the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) was trying to overthrow the Somoza dictatorship. The overthrow of the Somoza regime was a bloody and violent affair, but Esmeralda justifies the revolution … Continue reading

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter: A Presidency Filled With Problems


Historians and former news anchors discuss the life of the 39th President of the United States (1977-1981), Jimmy Carter. This video follows Carter’s life from his early childhood through the troubles he faced as president all the way to his post-presidency, which many historians consider to be a very successful … Continue reading

Jimmy Carter Discusses the Truth Behind ‘Argo’


In an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, former president, Jimmy Carter, talks about the truth behind the 2012 film, “Argo,” the political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck that won Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards. Carter was president when the events of “Argo” took place, which was … Continue reading

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
[TEXT] Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster 25 Years Later


Author: Dennis Takahashi-Kelso “The auditorium crackled with tension; the audience, including many fishermen—who for years had opposed the shipping of oil by tanker and who felt that their livelihoods were at stake—were angry and frightened. It reminded me that a big oil spill is always a human crisis, not just … Continue reading

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
The Cameramen Who Witnessed the Shooting

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American news anchor Sam Donaldson and his cameraman Hank Brown recall being by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981 outside the Washington Hilton Hotel where John Hinckley, Jr. tried to assassinate him. They discuss the events that led up to the shooting. Shelly Fielman and Charlie Wilson, … Continue reading

Battle of Orgreave
Courts ‘Don’t Even Say Sorry’ over Bloody Clash

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David Michael Wilson, one of 95 charged with rioting and unlawful assembly, during the Battle of Orgreave strike describe the police brutality he experienced during that infamous day on June 18, 1984. The bloody clash between the South Yorkshire police and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) over pit closures … Continue reading

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona Interviewed on His ‘Hand of God’ Goal


Retired soccer legend Diego Maradona talks about the controversial goal he scored during the 1986 Fifa World Cup quarter-final against England which was held in Mexico City on June 22, 1986. Maradona explains how he fooled the referees into thinking he had scored the goal with his head, when in … Continue reading

Berlin Wall
‘Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!’


A significant moment in Cold War history: U.S. President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987 issued a challenge to Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall, which the Communist state of East Germany erected in 1961 as a barrier between West Berlin and the socialist state … Continue reading