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Video: Topics: History

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  • Kalona Tourism, Iowa (#506)

    Just about 30 minutes from the bustle of the University of Iowa campus and downtown Iowa City, is an enchanting small town where you can catch glimpses of a unique way of life - and sample some... 07:28

  • None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story

    In this documentary film, narrated by Academy Award nominee and veterans’ advocate Gary Sinise, Iowa’s World War II veterans tell their incredible stories of brutal combat as they prepare to make... 04:35

  • Iowa Historian Tom Morain: To Rattle Dry Bones

    Full Program: Tom Morain, long-time historian in the state of Iowa, elaborates on how the stories of people who lived before us can enliven the ‘dry bones’ of historical facts, in this speech recorded March... 47:03

  • Iowans Remember 9/11

    Full Program: Iowa Public Television commemorates the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 with a special program. 59:16

  • Iowans Remember 9/11 [promo]

    Iowa Public Television is producing a new special to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The program, Iowans Remember 9/11, debuts Sunday, September 11 at... 00:37

  • Templeton Rye, Templeton, Iowa (#305)

    Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s lead to a boom in bootlegging. Dan Kaercher shares his findings of one of Iowa's most famous whiskey bootlegging activities in Templeton. Hosted by Dan Kaercher,... 05:59

  • From Here to There (#106)

    Full Program: From the "modern" times of the early 1900s, viewers travel back to the days when steamboats navigated the Mississippi, steam trains crisscrossed the state and stagecoaches bumped along Iowa's dusty... 29:49

  • Iowa and the Civil War (#105)

    Full Program: For years Iowans had provided an escape route for African Americans fleeing slavery. When war broke out, 10,000 Iowa sons volunteered to fight to preserve the Union. 28:38

  • The Prairie Pioneers (#104)

    Full Program: Pioneer life in Iowa was a lonely struggle between humans and the environment--a struggle humans sometimes lost. 28:51

  • Hard Times (#113)

    Full Program: Through interviews, still photographs and newsreel footage, the effects of the Great Depression on Iowa are shown. 29:42

  • The Path to Statehood (#103)

    Full Program: Marquette and Joliet first set foot on Iowa soil in 1643 beginning a 200-year process that would transform the land of Iowa into the state of Iowa. 29:48

  • The Tall Grass Whispers (#102)

    Full Program: This program examines the ever-changing relationship between two distinct cultures--Native American and white. 29:15

  • First People of the Prairies (#101)

    Full Program: Through reenactment and comments by contemporary archaeologists, this program presents the origins and way of life of the prehistoric Indians of Iowa. 27:13

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