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The Century: America's Time (1999– )

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TV Mini-series | 750 min | Documentary

Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of American history from the influx of immigrants in ...See morePeter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of American history from the influx of immigrants in 1900 to the late 90s explosion of technology and mass communication. Written by Jerry Roberts See less
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Apr 12, 1999 (United States)

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Peter Jennings
Himself - Host-Narrator Himself - Host-Narrator   See fewer
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John Updike
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4
Stephen Ambrose
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Neil Simon
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3
Charles Champlin
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2
Ossie Davis
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Paul Fussell
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Marty Glickman
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Julia Glut
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David Halberstam
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Dennis Hopper
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Janet Leigh
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David McCullough
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Henry Metelmann
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Mickey Spillane
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Henry Villard
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Buzz Aldrin
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Bill Bailey
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Melba Beals
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Marvin Belli
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Frank Bolden
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Julian Bond
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Stanley Brozek
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Pat Buchanan
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Eileen Burns
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Thomas Burns
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Sid Caesar
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Phil Caputo
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Dick Clark
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William Collins
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Sam Darcy
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Corneal Davis
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Inge Deutschkron
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E.L. Doctorow
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Hans J. Fabian
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Ted Francis
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Mary Gale
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Leonard Garment
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Bunny Gibson
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David Ginsburg
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Walter Girardin
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John Glenn
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William Goehner
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Lee Grant
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Ernest Green
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Jeff Greenfield
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Mabel Griep
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Lucy Haessler
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Clara Hancox
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Egon Hanfstaengl
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Robert Heide
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Nguyen Hung
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Lorine Hyer
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Loomis Irish
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Andrew Jakomas
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Ella Johnson
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Miriam Johnson
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Bob Jones
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James Lackey
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Hal Lefcourt
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Alfred Levitt
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Robert Lochner
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Margaret MacLaury
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Dennis Mannion
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Michael Matrinko
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Robert McIntosh
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Dave Moore
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Ray Moskow
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Eudora Welty
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Tom Wicker
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Bill Wilkinson
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William Jennings Bryan
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8.7 / 10 | 61 votes