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1. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2008 (2008)

Music

9.6
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The annual concert featuring classical music performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Directors: Karina Fibich, Brian Large | Star: Walter Cronkite

Votes: 5

2. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: The Incredible Turk (1959)

Documentary, History

9.6
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Stars: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 72

3. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1987 TV Special)

Documentary

9.3
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Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Perry Como, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 161

4. Who Shot President Kennedy? (1988)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.2
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Modern forensic science re-examines the evidence. * What did forensics learn decades later that wasn't clear in 1963? * What mistakes did the original crime investigators make that ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Richter | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, David Lifton

Votes: 5

5. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: The First Fourth of July (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

9.1
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James learns about the power of political rhetoric as the motion to declare independence comes to a vote in the Continental Congress.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Billy Crystal, Ben Stiller, Kathleen Barr

Votes: 14

6. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Washington Takes Command (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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George Washington arrives in Boston to take command of the army (7/3/75).

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 10

7. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: We the People (2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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With the new nation falling apart under the Articles of Confederation, America's leaders meet at a convention in Philadelphia and decide to write a radical new Constitution.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Warren Buffett, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones

Votes: 9

8. Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988 TV Special)

120 min | Music

8.9
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The life, career and music of Irving Berlin is celebrated live on stage with musical performances.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Bea Arthur, Tony Bennett, Barry Bostwick, Diana Brownstone

Votes: 21

9. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Across the Delaware (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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To prevent ultimate defeat, Washington and his forces cross the Delaware River for a daring attack on Christmas Day.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 8

10. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Common Sense (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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The kids meet the hot headed idealist, Tom Paine, whose popular anti-monarchist pamphlet, "Common Sense," popularizes the idea of colonial independence.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 11

11. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: New York, New York (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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At the Battle of Long Island, Washington fights the British in open field battles -- with catastrophic results (8/27-29/76).

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 11

12. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: The Boston Tea Party (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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When Moses, James and Henri come to Boston pick up Sarah, they find themselves involved in the famous tax protest.

Director: Judith Reilly | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 20

13. The Incredible Turk (1958 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary

8.8
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A great historical movie about founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Stars: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 105

14. Borrowing Time (2006)

82 min | Documentary

8.8
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For over three years, Borrowing Time follows Henri Landwirth as he seeks to take measure of his past, re-visit its haunting ground, and in doing so find release from its hold. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Black | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Margot Landwirth Glazer, John Glenn, Henri Landwirth

Votes: 12

15. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: American Crisis (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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The low point of the war for the Americans has arrived and General Washington calls upon Thomas Paine to put the times in perspective.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 8

16. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Going Home (2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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With the signing of the Treaty of Paris, loyalists are forced to leave their homes.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 8

17. Great Books (1993– )
Episode: Nineteen Eighty Four (2000)

Documentary, History

8.8
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Stars: Margaret Drabble, Albert Fry Jr., Raymond Kurzweil, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 5

18. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: The Capture of Jesse James (1953)

30 min | Drama, History

8.8
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On April 3, 1882, Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford, a member of his own gang.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Jackie Scholle, James Dean, John Kerr

Votes: 5

19. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King (2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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Ben Franklin and John Adams sign the peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War, but General Washington must thwart a potential uprising by his frustrated officers.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Warren Buffett, Reo Jones

Votes: 6

20. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: The Shot Heard Round the World (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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The Revolutionary War begins with the battles of Lexington and Concord.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 12

21. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 2,080

22. I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind (1983 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Frank Langella, David Bryant, Richard Burton, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 15

23. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Allies at Last (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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News of the American victory at Saratoga helps pave the way for Ben Franklin to negotiate a treaty with France.

Director: Judith Reilly | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Maria Shriver, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones

Votes: 7

24. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Lafayette Arrives (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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The 19-year-old Marquis de Lafayette arrives after an eventful journey from France and offers his services to Congress (7/27/77).

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 7

25. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,227

26. Cold War (1998)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Anatoli Dobrynin, Robert McNamara, Vladimir Yerofeyev

Votes: 736

27. Spaceship Earth (1982)

20 min | Short

8.6
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A dark ride in EPCOT that takes you through the amazing story of human communication. From the prehistoric times and the development of language to present day and future technology this ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Judi Dench, Lawrence Dobkin, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 107

28. JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America (2009 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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On November 22, 1963, three shots that killed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy changes everything

Directors: Nicole Rittenmeyer, Seth Skundrick | Stars: John F. Kennedy, Jose Aleman, Joseph Alsop, James Barger

Votes: 209

29. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Captain Molly (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Ben Franklin, appointed to a commission to negotiate a treaty with the French, sails for France aboard the Reprisal (10/24/76).

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 10

30. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: Ireland: The Tear and the Smile, Part 2 (1961)

Documentary, History

8.6
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Director: Willard Van Dyke | Stars: Elizabeth Bowen, Sybill Connolly, Walter Cronkite, Barbara Dickson

Votes: 5

31. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Ted launches an expensive publicity campaign in his never-ending quest to win a Teddy award.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 81

32. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: The New Frontier (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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In the Ohio territory, Shawnee Chief Cornstalk and his people are caught between the Americans and the British, with tragic results (11/77).

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 7

33. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Walt Disney: One Man's Dream (1981)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Various entertainers and artists look at how Walt Disney influenced these areas through his work in a variety of fields.

Directors: Phil May, Dwight Hemion, Marty Pasetta | Stars: Charles Aidman, Julie Andrews, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 31

34. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,504

35. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Oliver Platt, Michael Murphy

Votes: 1,426

36. The Presidents (2005– )

45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A historical compendium of the 42 men who have served as the chief executive of the United States taking us from George Washington to George W. Bush. Each segment discusses the highlights and often lowlights of the men who have served.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, H.W. Brands, Douglas Brinkley, Richard Brookhiser

Votes: 237

37. Do Not Go Gently (2007)

PG | 57 min | Documentary

8.5
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A journey across the country and into the human brain explores what it means to remain creative into that good night. Three artists who continue to innovate, one gerontologist, and seniors ... See full summary »

Director: Melissa Godoy | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Arlonzia Pettway, Frederic Franklin, Leo Ornstein

Votes: 12

38. The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1979 TV Special)

Reality-TV

8.5
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Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Mason Adams, Alan Alda, Loni Anderson, Lou Antonio

Votes: 17

39. SS United States: Lady in Waiting (2008 TV Movie)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary

8.5
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Designed to be a secret weapon in the cold war disguised as a luxurious passenger liner, the SS United States was the pride of America during her flawless service career from 1952 to 1969. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Walter Cronkite, William H. Miller, LeRoy Neiman, Mark B. Perry

Votes: 16

40. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Cuba (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Contemplating U.S. missile power installed around the Soviet periphery, Krushchev decides to install short and medium range missilesin Cuba, America's backyard. The sites are detected and the U.S. blockades the island.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Nikolai Bieloborodov, Dino A. Brugioni, Fidel Castro

Votes: 12

41. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Nixon in China (1988)

Music

8.5
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Maddalena, Carolann Page, John Duykers, Sanford Sylvan

Votes: 12

42. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 548

43. You Are There (1953–1972)

30 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 129

44. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter (1990)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A profile of journalist Edward R. Murrow recalling his live radio broadcasts and TV programs.

Director: Susan Steinberg | Stars: Lauren Bacall, David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 58

45. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Not Yet Begun to Fight (2002)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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In a long, desperate battle, John Paul Jones and his wildly outgunned Bonhomme Richard defeat the British Serapis off the coast of England (9/23/79).

Director: Judith Reilly | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Liam Neeson, Reo Jones

Votes: 11

46. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: So That Men Are Free (1962)

30 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Director: Willard Van Dyke | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Charles Kuralt

Votes: 5

47. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Yorktown (2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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The climatic battle of the war.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Aaron Carter, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones

Votes: 10

48. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

8.3
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 3,361

49. Super Bowl (1976 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

8.3
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Football like you've never seen it before! This hilarious and insightful documentary featuring Christopher Guest and Bill Murray takes you behind the scenes of the 1976 Super Bowl X between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys.

Stars: Christopher Guest, Brian Doyle-Murray, Bill Murray, Terry Bradshaw

Votes: 17

50. Rocket Science (2002–2003)

46 min | Documentary

8.3
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Rocket sleds scream across the New Mexico desert. Air Force pilots soar to the edge of space, and one even parachutes back, breaking the sound barrier as he does so. American astronauts ... See full summary »

Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Frank Borman, Scott Carpenter

Votes: 22



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