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19231923
Paramount+, 2022 Running | Drama, Crime, Western, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Set to follow a new generation of Duttons in the Great Depression.


Perry Mason (2020)Perry Mason (2020)
HBO Max, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American Fiction's most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.


Bonnie & ClydeBonnie & Clyde
History, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

They were the real-life outlaws who terrorized much of the central United States during the early- to mid-1930s.


The Titans That Built AmericaThe Titans That Built America
History, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer

The Titans That Built America chronicles the incredible rise and fierce rivalries of industrial heavy hitters William Boeing, Walter Chrysler, JP Morgan Jr, and Pierre Du Pont. The ruthless, innovative and cunning titans battled each other-and FDR-to create entirely new industries at a time when the country was in absolute peril.  The Great Depression ravaged not only the economy, but also the American way of life.  Out of that rubble, this new age of robber barons emerges to once again help lift America to new heights.  From revolutionizing the automobile and erecting monuments and skyscrapers, to conquering human flight and fueling the American victory in World War II, they show that fortune favors the bold and together they not only resurrect the nation in a time of need, but ultimately band together to help defeat our country's greatest enemy.


The WaltonsThe Waltons
CBS, 1972 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Romance
Rating: 4/5

This series takes place in the 1930's and 1940's, during the Great Depression, going through to World War 2. The show is about the life the Walton family, who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The story of the family's life is told through the eyes of John Boy, the oldest son of John and Olivia Walton, who has dreams of attending college and becoming a famous writer.


America in ColorAmerica in Color
Smithsonian Channel, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Biography
Rating: 5/5

From the 1920s through the 1960s, America transformed from a young country on the rise into a global superpower. Using digital colorization technology, we present these formative decades as few have seen them, revisiting 50 vibrant years of good times and great despair, technological triumphs and natural disasters, and global villains and national heroes.


The Dust BowlThe Dust Bowl
PBS, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

THE DUST BOWL, a film by Ken Burns, chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us-a lesson we ignore at our peril.


Roots: The Next GenerationsRoots: The Next Generations
ABC, 1979 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History, Mini-Series
Rating: 4/5

Continuing the story of Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors, this award-winning sequel to Roots picks up the story at the conclusion of the Civil War, and covers the significant historic events that impacted Haley and his family, from Reconstruction and Jim Crow, through World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. The epic account concludes during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s when the author himself tracks down and eventually meets his distant kin in Gambia, West Africa while preparing to write what would become his ground-breaking novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family.


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