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Homework Tips for Parents

By: Laurie M. Rich

...or because it was closely associated with the repetition of material. In the 1950s, Americans worried that education lacked rigor and left children un... ...use it was closely associated with the repetition of material. In the 1950s, Americans worried that education lacked rigor and left children unprepare... ...or as it came to be viewed as one way to stem a rising tide of mediocrity in American education. The push for more homework continued into the 1990s, ... ... ✪ ”Reading Tips for Parents,” another publication in the ”Tips for Parents” series, is a user-friendly, easily copied publication. For copies of this... ...well-lit place to do homework. Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions, such as people coming...

...r emphasis from memorization to problem solving. Homework fell out of favor because it was closely associated with the repetition of material. In the 1950s, Americans worried that education lacked rigor and left children unprepared for the new technologies, such as computers. Homework, it was believed, could speed up learning. In the 1960s, educators and parents became con...

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1950s

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... Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s – 1950s – 1960s 1970s 1980s Ye... ...stablishments – Disestablishments The 1950s or the Fifties was a decade that began on January 1, 1950, and ended ... ... 5.2 Film 5.3 Television 5.4 Art movements ... ... and a half years while peace negotiations dragged on. The war left 33,742 American soldiers dead, 92,134 wounded, and 80,000 Missing in action (MIA) ... ... Large-scale decolonization in Africa first began in the 1950s. In 1951 Libya became the first African country to gain independence ... ...AD signed in 1959 by Canada and the United States creating a unified North American air defense system. Brasília was built in... ...SSR postage stamp depicting Sputnik 1 Television, which first reached the marketplace in the 1940s, attained matu... ...1940s, attained maturity during the 50s and by the end of the decade, most American households owned a TV set. A rush to produce larger screens than t... ... President Harry S. Truman inaugurated transcontinental television service on September 4, 1951 when he made a speech to the nation...

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The Role of a Federal Arts Agency

By: Vance Jacobs

... in funding the arts is often misunderstood—and for very good reasons. The American system of arts philanthropy is complex and ever changing. As Chair... ...ded in the United States. I thought it might be useful to provide—for both Americans and an international audience—a concise overview of how America’... ...ve at all. The subsidies awarded by ministries of culture are enormous by American standards. For example, the government subvention for Italy’s majo... ...erse as the American Film Institute, the Spoleto Festival USA, and the PBS series Great Performances. Although the Endowment represents less than 1 p... ...tate arts policy to the United States; instead, it enters into an ongoing series of conversations about our culture, out of which emerge thousands o... ..., universities, performance halls, and nightclubs, as well as on radio and television. In the last 20 years, the arts and culture sector has boomed as... ... Street, produced by the Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop), is the best- HOW THE UNITED STATES FUNDS THE ARTS 8 ... ...ic Cultural programming is made available to the American people on public television and public radio. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)... ...bands on U.S. State Department tours around the world, most notably in the 1950s to South America. Photo by Martin Cohen Cultural diplomacy p...

...Excerpt: The role of a federal agency in funding the arts is often misunderstood--and for very good reasons. The American system of arts philanthropy is complex and ever changing. As Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, I have constantly been impressed by the ingenious diversity and endless creativity of ways in which the ar...

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1950s Topps

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... Brand name printed on the merchandise in the 1950s ... ... printed on the merchandise in the 1950s Topps joined the sports cards market in the 1950s becoming a rival to Bo... ...as become known as the standard card size. Below is a list with brief descriptions of Topps trading card products for the 1950s. ... ... College football 1955 All-American ... ...al Hockey League (NHL). At the time, the league consisted of six teams known as the Original Six. Topps included all four American teams in this popul... ...55 Hocus Focus The second issue of Magic Photos came in 1955. This set included 23 baseball players and a number of other series covering several topi... ...ical areas. Size: 7⁄8 × 1 3⁄8 inches 1956 Hocus Focus This set was similar in that it was a series of subsets featuring ... ....7 cm) Non-sport The sets listed below cover a variety of subject matter from Television and Movie persona... ...s (~30) 2¾ × 3⅝ (1957–1958) Popeye Tatoos 19⁄16 × 3½ (1958–1959) Famous American Heroes (18) 7/8 × 1...

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Population Profile of the United States Current Population Reports Special Studies

By: Nancy M. Gordon

...thodology Branch • Lisa R. Lollock • Larry Douglas Sink • Amy Symens Smith American Housing Survey Branch • Jane M. Kneessi, Chief • Barbara T . Willi... ...20402. Suggested Citation U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series P23-205, Population Profile of the United States: 1999, U.S. Govern... ... Census 2000. According to current plans, by 2004, the Census Bureau’s new American Community Survey will be producing statistics for every state and ... ...rvey (CPS), the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), and the American Hous- ing Survey (AHS). Data are provided for the 50 states and t... ...ut there has been an over- all drop of about 4 percentage points since the 1950s and 1960s, according to the Current Population Sur- vey (CPS). Fifty-... ...he extent of poverty, and assess the need for various types of assistance. Television, radio, and newspapers draw upon this source for their news sto-... ...f Child Well-Being): 1994 U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series P70-68. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Grall, Timo... ...th- ers and Fathers: 1997. U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series P60-212. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Smith, Kri...

...Dynamics -- 1. AMERICA AT THE CLOSE OF -- THE 20th CENTURY: -- An Introduction, 3 -- Findings from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal -- the complexity of American life at the end of -- the 20th century. -- 2. ALL ACROSS THE USA: -- Population Distribution, 1999, 5 -- How many people live in the United States and -- where do they live? The answers to these -- questions are cons...

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1950s Bowman

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... 1950 Bowman Phil Rizzuto In the 1950s, Bowman Gum Comp... ... was bought out by Topps in 1956 for $200,000.[1] The following provides a brief summary of trading card sets issued during the 1950s by Bowman. ... ... Checklist: [3]. 1953 The 1953 Bowman baseball card set was printed in two series: 1) A full-colo... ... (108) 2¹⁄₁₆ × 3⅛ Red Menace (48) 2½ × 3⅛ 1952 Television & Radio... ... Firefighters (64) 2½ × 3¾ Frontier Days (128) 2½ × 3¾ Television and Radio S... ... Krause Publications-Iola, Wisconsin ISBN 0-87349-866-6 Benjamin, Christopher et al. (1991). The Sport Americana price guide ... ... ^ a b c d Jamieson, Dave (1 April 2010). Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession. Gr... ... Other The American Card Catalog ...

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Cia Briefings of Presidential Candidates

By: John L. Helgerson

...both of modern government and of international relations. The making of the American intelligence community has transformed the presidency of the Un... ...ates might need a foreign intelligence service simply did not occur to most Americans or to their presidents. After the war, Woodrow Wilson publicly... ...on provided invaluable assistance in reconstructing the events of the early 1950s. CIA protects carefully the confidentiality of comments made to it... ... and presidential debates. Establishing a "Permanent" Presence Like other Americans, Agency officials followed the campaign and watched the polls ... ...the President's more probing questions.[24] The briefing process during the 1950s had several important advantages from the Agency's point of view. ... ...Eisenhower had been struck, for example, at how the "bomber gap" of the mid−1950s turned out to be a false alarm. When the Intelligence Community an... ...ev, you may be ahead of us in rocket thrust but we're ahead of you in color television, in your famous discussion in the kitchen. I think that color... ...te the disappearance of office supplies or solve the mystery of a purloined television set. On another occasion, the supervisor of the staff mailroo... ...when the President−elect proposed to unveil his Cabinet during a nationwide television broadcast from the Shoreham Hotel in Washington. Eagleburger ...

...gence available to them is an essential but still under?researched aspect both of modern government and of international relations. The making of the American intelligence community has transformed the presidency of the United States. Before the First World War, the idea that the United States might need a foreign intelligence service simply did not occur to most Americans...

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1950s in music

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...For music from a year in the 1950s, go to 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 ... ... 1960s 1950s 1940s ... ...ncludes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1950s. In the First World, rock and roll, pop, swing, r... ... vocalists were creating unique identities and hit songs were performed as television skits. [2] Whereas big band/swing music place... ...larity as Rock and roll entered the mainstream and became a major force in American record sales. Crooners such as Eddie Fisher, Perry Como, and Patti... ...ama)." Boone's traditional approach to rock and roll, coupled with his All-American, clean-cut image helped bring the new sound to a much wider audien... ...igure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances, motion pictures, and chart-topping records. His ene... ...topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously... ...ughout the remainder of the decade. In 1957, a popular television show featuring rock and roll performers, American Bandstand, wen...

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Cia Briefings of Presidential Candidates

By: John L. Helgerson

...oth of modern government and of international relations. The making of the American intelligence community has transformed the presidency of the Unite... ...tes might need a foreign intelligence service simply did not occur to most Americans or to their presidents. After the war, Woodrow Wilson publicly po... ...n provided invaluable assistance in reconstructing the events of the early 1950s. CIA protects carefully the confidentiality of comments made to its ... ...and presidential debates. Establishing a "Permanent" Presence Like other Americans, Agency officials followed the campaign and watched the polls car... ...e President's more probing questions.[24] The briefing process during the 1950s had several important advantages from the Agency's point of view. Amo... ...isenhower had been struck, for example, at how the "bomber gap" of the mid-1950s turned out to be a false alarm. When the Intelligence Community and t... ...v, you may be ahead of us in rocket thrust but we're ahead of you in color television, in your famous discussion in the kitchen. I think that color te... ...e the disappearance of office supplies or solve the mystery of a purloined television set. On another occasion, the supervisor of the staff mailroom d... ...hen the President-elect proposed to unveil his Cabinet during a nationwide television broadcast from the Shoreham Hotel in Washington. Eagleburger wor...

...gence available to them is an essential but still under-researched aspect both of modern government and of international relations. The making of the American intelligence community has transformed the presidency of the United States. Before the First World War, the idea that the United States might need a foreign intelligence service simply did not occur to most Americans...

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1950s American automobile culture

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...nd of the decade. 1950s American automobile culture has had an enduring influence on the cult... ...the decade. 1950s American automobile culture has had an enduring influence on the culture of... ...of the United States, as reflected in popular music, major trends from the 1950s and mainstream acceptance of the "hot rod" culture. The American manu... ...nds from the 1950s and mainstream acceptance of the "hot rod" culture. The American manufacturing economy switched from producing war-related items to... ... items to consumer goods at the end of World War II, and by the end of the 1950s, one in six working Americans were employed either directly or indire... ...t the end of World War II, and by the end of the 1950s, one in six working Americans were employed either directly or indirectly in the automotive ind... ...ous race in the series, the Daytona 500 had attracted more than 17 million television viewers.[38] Dynasties were born in the 1950s with racers like L... ...zed in popular culture with the movie American Graffiti and Grease and the television show Happy Days. They developed a reputation for showing B movie... ...ous race in the series, the Daytona 500 had attracted more than 17 million television viewers.[38] Dynasties were born in the 1950s with racers like L...

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Fy 2003 Performance and Accountability Report

By: Rod Paige

...nuary 8, 2002, President Bush and a bipartisan Congress sent a message to all Americans that success would no longer be measured solely by the dolla... ...ormation is available. We hope this report will be of use to Congress and the American public. Quality education is a right that must be protected a... ...ners Books for Beginning Readers T he gap in reading achievement for Native American early readers is a step nearer to closing because of the acce... .... Department of Education 8 Department at a Glance EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the 1950s, even more federal aid became available national origin, sex, dis... ... success would be determined. Second, our 2002–2003 Annual Plan identified a series of action steps, reaffirmed Department-wide measures and targe... ...th insights into Education’s operations. This report is only the first in a series of executive management reports. It supports the PMA and incorp... ...le I, Part A, programs in charter schools. • Initiating preparation of a new series of publications that will illustrate “best practices” in choic... ...on in classrooms (http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading). Ready-To-Learn television, funded through a cooperative agreement between the Departm... ... in millions millions No No ESEA: Ready to Teach (FIE) ESEA: Ready-to-Learn Television ESEA: Rural Education Program ESEA: School Leadership ESE...

...sted for inflation. Yet, student achievement remains stagnant. So, on January 8, 2002, President Bush and a bipartisan Congress sent a message to all Americans that success would no longer be measured solely by the dollars spent, but on enhanced educational opportunities for all children....

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Boxing in the 1950s

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...s changed the world: World War II had only been over for five years when the 1950s began, and television was beginning to make a major impact inte... ...d: World War II had only been over for five years when the 1950s began, and television was beginning to make a major impact internationally. In b... ...1940s conflict returned to their homes and many of them were back in the ring. Television producers were in love with sports, which provided the viewe... ...serve sporting events live, and boxing was not the exception to the rule; many television networks began to feature fights live during the weekends, a... ...te Friday Night Fights proved to be one of the most popular boxing television series in American history. The dawn of the jet airplane era in 19... ...Night Fights proved to be one of the most popular boxing television series in American history. The dawn of the jet airplane era in 1958 also he... ...rst world title, and Hogan Bassey won the first belt for Nigeria . Popular American fighters in the 1950s proved legendary: Sugar Ray Robinson w... ...an Bassey won the first belt for Nigeria . Popular American fighters in the 1950s proved legendary: Sugar Ray Robinson would still win (and lose)... ...ke the world Flyweight championship, Tokyo, Japan . 1955February 24- African-American IH "Sporty" Harvey, who had successfully challenged boxing s...

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The 1997 Cia World Fact Book

...s (Categories, Fields and Subfields) Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Bar... ...gned to meet their specific requirements. Information was provided by the American Geophysical Union, Bureau of the Census, Central Intelligence Age... ...ttee, a noted author on national security, when he wrote in The Future of American Secret Intelligence (Infantry Journal Press, 1946, page 46) that ... ...he means of exchanging information and includes the radio, telephone, and television entries. Communications--note: This entry includes miscellane... ...nd changes in national statistical methods and practices. For statistical series on GDP and other economic variables, see the [1]Handbook of Interna... ...ries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) Orbita--a Russian television service; also the trade name of a packet--switched digital tele... ...ne satellite that provides long distance transmission of voice, data, and television; the system usually serves as a trunk connection between teleph... ... Gaza Strip in May 1994 has added to the set of adjustment problems. This series of disruptions has meant a sharp decline in employment in Israel si... ...y tax incentives, US firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950s. US minimum wage laws apply. Sugar production has lost out to dairy ...

...ic Intelligence and the World Factbook Notes and Definitions Guide to Country Profiles (Categories, Fields and Subfields) Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Arctic Ocean Argentina Armenia Aruba Ashmore and Cartier Islands Atlantic Ocean Australia Austria Azerbaijan The Bahamas Bahrain Baker Island Bangladesh Ba...

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United States in the 1950s

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... conservatism characterized the social mores of the time. Accordingly, the 1950s in the United States are generally considered both socially conservat... ...sidered both socially conservative and highly materialistic in nature. The 1950s are noted in United States history as a time of compliance, conformit... ...the Chinese People's Volunteer Army on July 27, 1953. The war left 33, 742 American soldiers dead, 92, 134 wounded, and 80, 000 missing in action (MIA... ...as beyond Egypt's economic capabilities, caused Eisenhower to withdraw all American financial aid for the Aswan Dam project on 19 July. Nasser's respo... .... Published in International Affairs, 73:3 (1997), 509-530 AmericasIn the 1950s, Latin America was the center of covert and overt conflict between th... ...AD signed in 1959 by Canada and the United States creating a unified North American aerial defense system. Cuban Revolution The overthrow of Fulgenc... ...uted to life in prison.President Harry Truman inaugurated transcontinental television service on September 4, 1951 when he made a speech to the nation... ...uenced by many American cultural and economic aspects such as advertising; television; cars; new offerings from banks (loans and credit); immediately ... ...lished.NASA is organized. Popular culture and mass mediaThe popularity of television skyrocketed, particularly in the US, where 77% of households pur...

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The Black Experience in America

...e Caribbean Interlude 3. Slavery As Capitalism The Shape of American Slavery North American and South American Slavery Slav... ... Slave Response 4. All Men Are Created Equal Slavery and the American Revolution Slave Insurrections Growing Racism Par... ...nic version) Preface During the last several years, the study of American history has turned a new direction. Previously, it emphasized ho... ...o thank Cecyle S. Neidle, the editor of the Immigrant Heritage of America series, for her helpful supervision and advice. Finally, I owe a deep debt... ...y, the Ghanaian empire was continually exposed to harassment from a long series of Arabic holy wars. Over a long period of time, the power of the k... ... in both Miami and New York. The largest number of Cubans came during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1910, the Puerto Rican community in New York City nu... ...nificant contributions to American culture through the mass media: radio, television, and movies. Large numbers have also joined the ranks of profes... ...al officials were either unable or unwilling to do so. In the course of a television appearance in which Johnson announced this legislation and in ... ...ioters were breaking into stores and carrying off everything from beer to television sets and clothing. Breaking and looting was shortly followed by...

...Preface: During the last several years, the study of American history has turned a new direction. Previously, It emphasized how the various immigrant groups in America shed their divergent heritages and amalgamated into a new nationality. More recently, scholars and laymen alik...

... Cradle West African Empires The Culture of West Africa 2, The Human Market The Slave Trade Caribbean Interlude 3. Slavery As Capitalism The Shape of American Slavery North American and South American Slavery Slavery and the Formation of Character Slave Response 4. All Men Are Created Equal Slavery and the American Revolution Slave Insurrections Growing Racism Part Two. Em...

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Major League Baseball relocation of 1950s–60s

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...The Major League Baseball relocation of 1950s–1960s is the move of several Major League Baseball franchises to the ... ...This was in stark contrast to the early years of modern baseball, when the American League intentionally put teams in National League cities to compet... ...f the population in the United States. As the economy in the country grew, Americans headed out west. Baseball soon followed, likely because of the ea... ...soon followed, likely because of the ease of travel by commercial jet. The American economy flourished in the 1960s, and baseball was able to expand a... ...Baseball was tied to the history and culture of New York City up until the 1950s. Three of the best teams in the league were located in New York City:... ...expansion of baseball is also accompanied by the increase in popularity of television. Baseball expanded, in large part, because interest in the sport... ...arge part, because interest in the sport grew leading up to and during the 1950s and '60s. In home televisions allowed for this increase in popularity... ...est in the sport grew leading up to and during the 1950s and '60s. In home televisions allowed for this increase in popularity and helped make New Yor... ...expansion of baseball is also accompanied by the increase in popularity of television. Baseball expanded, in large part, because interest in the sport...

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The World Fact Book 2000

By: The United States Central Intelligence Agency (Cia)

... appendixes follow the country listings. Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda ... ...s in Pushtu, Dari, Urdu, and English) (1999) Radios: 167,000 (1999) Television broadcast stations: at least 10 (one government run central tel... ...in Mazar-e Sharif reaching four northern Afghanistan provinces) (1998) Televisions: 100,000 (1999) Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA @Af... ...r Joseph LIMPRECHT embassy: Rruga Elbasanit 103, Tirana mailing address: American Embassy, Tirana, Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-9510 ... ...ast stations: AM 16, FM 3, shortwave 2 (1999) Radios: 810,000 (1997) Television broadcast stations: 13 (1999) Televisions: 405,000 (1997) ... ...___________________________________________________________________ AMERICAN SAMOA @American Samoa:Introduction Background: Settled as ea... ... of banking system deposits, and a severe, but short-lived, recession; a series of reforms to bolster the domestic banking system followed. Real GD... ...__ KAZAKHSTAN @Kazakhstan:Introduction Background: During the 1950s and 1960s Soviet citizens were urged to help settle the "New Lands" ... ...y tax incentives, US firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950s. US minimum wage laws apply. Sugar production has lost out to dairy ...

...TABLE OF CONTENTS Countries are listed in alphabetical order. Notes and appendixes follow the country listings. Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Arctic Ocean Argentina Armenia Aruba Ashmore and Cartier Islands Atlantic Ocean Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Baker Island Bangladesh Barbad...

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Music history of the United States in the 1950s

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... Native American: Arapaho mu... ...uerto Rican African American Irish and S... ... Many musical styles flourished and combined in the 1940s and 1950s, most likely because of the influence of radio had in creating a mass... ...ar music, or "classic pop," dominated the charts for the first half of the 1950s. Vocal-driven classic pop replaced Big Band/Swing at the end of World... ... vocalists were creating unique identities and hit songs were performed as television skits.[2] Whereas Big Band/Swing music placed... ..." and "Catch a Falling Star." Other major stars in the early 1950s included Frank Sinatra ("Young at Heart," "Three Coins in the Fountai... ...larity as rock and roll entered the mainstream and became a major force in American record sales. Crooners such as Eddie Fisher, Perry Como, and Patti... ...igure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances, motion pictures, and chart-topping records. His ene... ...ughout the remainder of the decade. In 1957, a popular television show featuring rock and roll performers, American Bandstand, wen...

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The 1995 Cia World Fact Book

...n Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda... ...d to meet their specific requirements. Information was provided by the American Geophysical Union, Bureau of the Census, Central Intelligence Ag... ...restructured and now includes the entries of Telephone system, Radio, and Television. The remainder of the entries in the former Communications cate... ...South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands 14 -- United States--American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Joh... ...dcast stations: AM 17, FM 1, shortwave 0 radios: 515,000 (1987 est.) Television: broadcast stations: 9 televisions: 255,000 (1987 est.) @... ...: broadcast stations: AM 26, FM 0, shortwave 0 radios: 5.2 million Television: broadcast stations: 18 televisions: 1.6 million @Algeria... ...cies designed to curb inflation. President Sixto DURAN-BALLEN launched a series of macroeconomic reforms when he came into office in August 1992 w... ...City had become increasingly reliant on volatile portfolio investment. A series of political shocks in 1994 - an uprising in the southern state of... ... tax incentives, US firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950s. US minimum wage laws apply. Important industries include pharmaceu...

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Television in China

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...Chinese-language television ... ...stration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (China) Televi... ... The television industry in China includes high-tech program production, transmi... ...apanese War. Communications in China were established rapidly in the early 1950s. By 1952 the principal telecommunications network centered on Beijing... ... 1985, six United States television companies signed agreements to provide American programs to China. Since the late 1970s, peopl... ...i, 16:9) CCTV-8 (Television Series Channel) 中国中央电视台电视剧频道 ... ... American Samoa ... ...apanese War. Communications in China were established rapidly in the early 1950s. By 1952 the principal telecommunications network centered on Beijing... ... 1985, six United States television companies signed agreements to provide American programs to China. Since the late 1970s, peopl...

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And Gulliver Returns Book III : A Visit to Kino

By: Bob Oconnor

...or strawberries. 9 ―World cotton prices have never been lower but American cotton farmers earn nearly twice as much for their crops because... ...fe by the Chinese or the realities of the ill-conceived war in Iraq for the Americans and British—it doesn‟t take long for the truth to be known. The... ... price of their exports up. The Chinese yuppies are following the American way of pursuing money and the things it can bring—less free time... ...nd other drug education programs in the first year of school. We also have television ads against smoking and we do not allow actors to smoke on scre... ...pros and cons, register their preferences on a phone line connected to the television. They don‘t just vote ‗yes‘ or ‗no‘, they can submit new idea... ...e who must waste their hours playing poker or video games or glued to their televisions. It isn‘t that we don‘t understand that there are times for t... ...had taken so long to develop effective solar power. He told me that in the 1950s he had a solar powered radio that he used to take to the beach when ... ...joyment in an ever-advancing society. ―We recognize that life is a series of choices, societal, religious and personal. Our lives will be be...

...ound none. On his return he vows to search for solutions to the planet's most pressing problem. He has written six books of his planned fourteen book series and invites you to read them....

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Television in Quebec

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The World Fact Book 1998

By: The United States Central Intelligence Agency (Cia)

...endixes follow the country listings. Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Bar... ...adios: 1.8 million (1996 est.); note-about 60% of families own a radio Television broadcast stations: NA note: one television station run by Jumb... ...elevision station run by Jumbesh faction provides intermittent service Televisions: 100,000 (1993 est.) @Afghanistan:Transportation Railways... ...dcast stations: AM 17, FM 1, shortwave 0 Radios: 577,000 (1991 est.) Television broadcast stations: 9 Televisions: 300,000 (1993 est.) @Al... ... ______________________________________________________________________ AMERICAN SAMOA (territory of the US) @American Samoa:Geography Lo... ...ntains from high winds; strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean @American Samoa:People Population: 62,093 (July 1998 est.) Age structu... ... Gaza Strip in May 1994 has added to the set of adjustment problems. This series of disruptions has meant a sharp decline in employment in Israel si... ... food distribution, and rural electricity remain. Nevertheless, even if a series of weak coalition governments continue to rule in New Delhi over th... ...y tax incentives, US firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950s. US minimum wage laws apply. Sugar production has lost out to dairy ...

...TABLE OF CONTENTS Countries are listed in alphabetical order. Notes and appendixes follow the country listings. Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Arctic Ocean Argentina Armenia Aruba Ashmore and Cartier Islands Atlantic Ocean Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas, The Bahrain Baker Island Bangladesh B...

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Television network

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...A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programmin... ... program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers. Until the mid-1980s, telev... ...he world was dominated by a small number of broadcast networks. Many early television networks (such as the BBC, NBC or CBC) evolved from earlier radi... ...has made available in major media markets, programs such as those aimed at American bi-cultural Latinos. Such a diverse captive audience presents an o... ...ocal news or syndicated programs. Since the creation of Fox, the number of American television networks has increased, though the amount of programmin... ... of television stations (including networks focusing on classic television series and films operated by companies like Weigel Broadcasting (owners of ... ...z), required a broadband transmission medium. Transmission by a nationwide series of radio relay towers would be possible but extremely expensive. ... ... of DuMont in 1956, several attempts at new networks were made between the 1950s and the 1970s, with little success. The Fox Broadcasting Company, fou... ... ^ Weinstein, David (2004). The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television Temple University Press: Philadelphia, p. 16-17. ISBN 1...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...Action 126 4.5 Searching for Fresh Options 134 5. AL QAEDA AIMS AT THE AMERICAN HOMELAND 145 5.1 Terrorist Entrepreneurs 145 5.2 The “Planes O... ...r stairwell with deviations p. 312 The Twin Towers following the impact of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 p. 313 The Penta... ...1 and United Airlines Flight 175 p. 313 The Pentagon after being struck by American Airlines Flight 77 p. 313 American Airlines Flight 93 crash site, ... ...he work to Argenbright Security. 13 The checkpoint featured closed-circuit television that recorded all passengers, including the hijackers, as they w... ...right Security. Like the check- points in Boston, it lacked closed-circuit television surveillance so there is no documentary evidence to indicate whe... ...Lee Hanson had heard a woman scream just before it cut off. He turned on a television, and in her home so did Louise Sweeney. Both then saw the second... ...n of the Department of State as having such a limited role. Until the late 1950s, the department dominated the processes of advising the president and... ...n of the W orld W ar II generation rose to the challenges of the 1940s and 1950s.They restructured the government so that it could protect the country... ...reorganize in midstream. But some of the main innovations of the 1940s and 1950s, including the creation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and even the con...

...ent the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners--five Republicans and five Democrats chosen by elected leaders from our nation?s capital at a time of great partisan division--have come together to present this repo...

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Superhero live-action television series

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...Superhero live-action television series are television programs which feature the adventures of superhero ch... ...Superhero live-action television series are television programs which feature the adventures of superhero characters, t... ... This often requires considerable modification in contrast to the animated television series translation of superheroes. Live action series featuring ... ... requires considerable modification in contrast to the animated television series translation of superheroes. Live action series featuring superheroes... ... Limited budgets and oddball writing hampered many early superhero series. The 1950s movie serials - featured very limited and unconvincing sp... ...ited budgets and oddball writing hampered many early superhero series. The 1950s movie serials - featured very limited and unconvincing special effect... ...sible escapes, and heavily expository dialog. The series helped sell color televisions and introduced the characters to millions of viewers. It reflec... ... that did not have their origins in comic book lore, but only The Greatest American Hero, a series with a humorous yet respectful tone about a superhe... ... style of action/science fiction/superhero shows. These series rivaled the American model in campiness but differed in that the superheroes could ofte...

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Sp-4221 the Space Shuttle Decision

By: Nasa

... for a nuclear−powered spaceship for an expedition to Mars. (North American Rockwell) ....322 PROGRAM I—Three levels of space activity ... ... • Design for a nuclear−powered spaceship for an expedition to Mars. (North American Rockwell) • PROGRAM I—Three levels of space activity studied by... ... interviews with key individuals: J. Leland Atwood, former chairman of North American Aviation (NAA); Robert Biggs, the corporate memory at Rocketdyne... ...ted to advertise it by showing a weekly TV program of that name over the ABC television network. With Von Braun's help, Disney went on to produce an h... ... flight where problems of heating would dominate. Nevertheless, by the early 1950s, interest in such flight speeds was increasing. This was due in par... ...lane−like orbiter would need a low−cost booster as a first stage. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Navy, Air Force, and NASA laid groundwork for such b... ...−Soar and, later, the X−20. Dyna−Soar: A Failure in Evolution During the mid−1950s, with the Bomi studies of Bell Aircraft in the background and the X... ...th police dogs and with fire hoses forceful enough to peel bark from a tree. Television networks that had been covering Birmingham as an ongoing news ... ...eroom resembling a small college dorm room, with a bunk bed, desk and chair, television and communications equipment, and plenty of storage space in d...

...Chapter 8, 247 -- A SHUTTLE TO FIT THE BUDGET, 247 -- Footnotes, 284 -- Chapter 9, 287 -- NIXON'S DECISION, 287 -- Footnotes, 316 -- The NASA History Series, 318 -- Design for a nuclear?powered spaceship for an expedition to Mars. (North American Rockwell), 322 -- PROGRAM I?Three levels of space activity studied by the Space Task Group in 1969. -- (NASA), 323 -- PROGRAM I ...

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Walt Disney anthology television series

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...Walt Disney anthology television series ... ... Walt Disney Productions (1954–1983) Walt Disney Domestic Television Distribution (1983–1985) Buena Vista Television (1985... ... Buena Vista Television (1985–2007) Disney–ABC Domestic Television (2007–present) Re... ...sney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954: ... ...ral networks. The show is the second longest running prime-time program on American television, behind rival film anthology, the Hallmark Hall of Fame... ... Consequently "Davy Crockett" and other pioneers of the Old West, and American history in general appeared in "Frontier Land". Similarly, 20,000 ... ...ries (not shown over the course of consecutive weeks) about the historical American frontiersman, starring Fess Parker in the title role. Millions of ... ... releases. Recently, live-action Disney films from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s have aired on Turner Classic Movies, without commerc... ... syndicated television programs in the United States 1950s American television series 1950s American anima...

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Turkey : A Country Study

By: Louis R. Mortimer

... have abandoned the main tenets of the secularist program. By the end of the 1950s, the armed forces had assumed a role as guardians, not only of nati... ... have abandoned the main tenets of the secularist program. By the end of the 1950s, the armed forces had assumed a role as guardians, not only of nati... ...rty was led by onetime DP dissidents who had broken with Menderes in the mid−1950s; the MHP attracted militant rightists. Because neither of the two l... ...6 through its financial support for special training programs and nationwide television advertisements. Religion has not been an impediment to birth c... ...amic radio stations were organized. In the summer of 1994, the first Islamic television station, Channel 7, began broadcasting, first in Istanbul and ... ... but is interested in issues affecting labor. Türk−Is is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor−Congress of Industrial Organizations through... ...bor−Congress of Industrial Organizations through its membership in the Asian−American Free Labor Institute, which provides training for union leaders.... ...0 in 1966 to an estimated 7.96 million by the end of 1991. The Turkish Radio−Television Corporation (Türkiye Radyo−Televizyon Kurumu—TRT) has flagship... ...nited States personnel—even those solely connected with the NATO mission—as “American.” Turkey has never waived its sovereignty over them; they have T...

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Television in Canada

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... Sport Television Theatre ... ... Television in Canada officially began with the sign-on of the nation's firs... ...levision in Canada officially began with the sign-on of the nation's first television stations in Montreal and Toronto in 1952. As with most media in ... ...adian content". Nonetheless, new content is often aimed at a broader North American audience, although the similarities may be less pronounced in the ... ...vision programming and transmission system during the late 1940s and early 1950s, but at the same time, caused it to develop within American technical... ...e 1940s and early 1950s, but at the same time, caused it to develop within American technical standards previously mandated by the Federal Communicati... ...historical development of television in Canada a unique one: The threat of American influence, the language divide and the government's response to bo... ...of 10) of Canadian households had owned a television set by the end of the 1950s.[4] People became excited and obsessed with the novelty. Television p... ... Following a review by the Diefenbaker government in the late 1950s, a number of new, "second" stations were licensed in many major marke...

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The 2002 Cia World Fact Book

By: Us Government

...World Factbook 2002 -- Country Listing Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda ... ...ast stations: AM 4, FM 6, shortwave 0 (1998) Radios: 50,000 (1997) Television broadcast stations: 1 (1997) Televisions: 20,000 (1997) ... ...ast stations: AM 4, FM 2, shortwave 0 (1998) Radios: 36,000 (1997) Television broadcast stations: 2 (1997) Televisions: 31,000 (1997) ... ...n Persian (Dari), Urdu, and English) (1999) Radios: 167,000 (1999) Television broadcast stations: at least 10 (one government-run central te... ...dor Ross WILSON embassy: 83 Azadliq Avenue, Baku 370007 mailing address: American Embassy Baku, Department of State, [9] (9412) 98-03-35, 36, 37 F... ...n M. ORDWAY embassy: 18 Baghramyan Ave., Yerevan 375019 mailing address: American Embassy Yerevan, Department of [374](1) 521-611, 543-900 FAX: F... ...control in 1948. The site was used for high altitude nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s, and until late in 2000 the atoll was maintained as a stor... ... 18th century and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were ... ...y tax incentives, US firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950s. US minimum wage laws apply. Sugar production has lost out to dairy ...

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Quality television

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...Quality television (or quality TV) is a term used by television scholars,[1] television critics,[2] and broadcasting advocacy gr... ...cs,[2] and broadcasting advocacy groups[3] to describe a genre or style of television programming that they argue is of higher quality due to its subj... ...subject matter, style, or content. For several decades after World War II, television that was deemed to be "quality television" was mostly associated... ...ion" 2.1 Narrative complexity in American television drama 2.2 Sc... ... US "quality television" Narrative complexity in American television drama At the dawn of the medium and ... ... At the dawn of the medium and in the Golden Age of Television in the 1950s, there had been complex dramas in the form of live anthology series e... ...ave rise to two complex narrative formats which would come to dominate the American television landscape decades later. The primetime serial (radio an... ...uality television" In the UK, television plays from the 1950s and 1960s tackled a range of controversial subjects, yet still manage... ... At the dawn of the medium and in the Golden Age of Television in the 1950s, there had been complex dramas in the form of live anthology series e...

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Iran, A Country Study

By: Louis R. Mortimer

...arly in the seizure of the United States embassy in Tehran and the taking of American diplomats as hostages in November 1979. Because of the Khomeini ... ...oviet Union brought further disintegration to Iran. In September 1944, while American companies were negotiating for oil concessions in Iran, the Sovi... ...g Azarbaijan and Kordestan. Soviet pressure on Iran continued as British and American troops evacuated in keeping with their treaty undertakings. Sovi... ... superficial Westernization evident in dress, life styles, music, films, and television programs, this foreign presence tended to intensify the percep... ...ees. He also failed to establish control over the judiciary or the radio and television networks. Khomeini himself appointed IRP members Ayatollah Moh... ...e the government, not to overthrow the Islamic Republic. Shariatmadari, in a television interview, said he had been told of the plot but did not activ... ... excellent for both administrative history and land administration until the 1950s. For studies of single Islamic dynasties in Iran, the following are... ...ineteenth century, although its major growth has occurred only since the mid−1950s. It also has become an important manufacturing center and has numer... ...Mashhad, these cities have experienced relatively rapid growth since the mid−1950s. All three of these cities are important manufacturing centers, esp...

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Analog television

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...ents accessible to the viewer. Analog television or analogue television is the original television technology tha... ...logy that used analog signals to transmit video and audio.[1] In an analog television broadcast, the brightness, colors and sound are represented by r... ...al and a very strong digital signal transmit equal picture quality. Analog television may be wireless or can be distributed over a cable network using... ...systems were black-and-white; The beginning of color television was in the 1950s.[4] A practical television system needs to take l... ...on of the audio carrier. The monochrome combinations still existing in the 1950s are standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) a... ...tional color information can be encoded and transmitted. The first was the American NTSC (National Television Systems Committee) color television syst... ...with a variety of 625-line standards (B,G,D,K,I,N) but also with the North American 525-line standard, accordingly named PAL-M. Likewise, SECAM is use... ...se deflect the electron beam across the screen. In the 1950s, the power for these circuits was derived directly from the mains sup... ... American Samoa ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...s losing one‘s job. Sex makes us happier, as does enjoying one‘s job. The Americans, who spend much more time working are much higher on the happine... ...ed at home, in your neighborhood or in school is the truth, divine truth. Americans eat with their forks in their right hands, Europeans with the for... ...ies ate their meals together. She was appalled by the poor manners of the American students. Her mother had taught her good table manners at home, r... ...irect your intellectual efforts in other directions—like into video games, television, or murder mystery books. Why learn the multiplication tables o... ...s. Pornography treats children and women as things, not humans. Films and television champion murder and revenge. Video games commonly teach violenc... ...s. Pornography treats children and women as things, not humans. Films and television champion murder and revenge. Video games commonly teach violence... ...ork much less than Americans. Europeans worked more than Americans in the 1950s and 1960s, when they were pressed in their war reconstruction effort... ... increases sufficiently. In Europe this has happened a few times since the 1950s. They produced more while working less. But in the last thirty years... ... do not think that virginity is such a gift. While it was in vogue in the 1950s, at this point in time virginity has moved down the list for most peo...

...ound none. On his return he vows to search for solutions to the planet's most pressing problem. He has written six books of his planned fourteen book series and invites you to read them....

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1982 in American television

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...List of years in American television: ... ... 1981–82 United States network television schedule 1982–83 ... ... 1982–83 United States network television schedule List of ... ...television schedule List of American television shows currently in production ... ...list of television-related events during 1982. For the American TV schedule, see: 1982-83 American network television schedule. ... ... 3.1 1940s 3.2 1950s 3.3 1960s ... ... January 2 American Playhouse on Public Broadcasting Service/Channel 13 presents John ... ...f inviting Milton Berle, the man who hosted the original series during the 1950s, the special presents a salute to musicals. ... ... Candid Camera (1948–2004). 1950s Truth or Consequences (1950–1988). ...

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Pakistan, A Country Study

By: Louis R. Mortimer

...omments on Pakistani society and culture; and to Mustapha Kamal Pasha at the American University and Barbara Leitch LePoer at the Congressional Resear... ...; nineteen AM, eight FM broadcasting stations. Governmentcontrolled Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) transmits daily; privately owned People's Te... ...er Mob storms and burns down United States Embassy in Islamabad, killing two Americans and two Pakistani employees; United States cultural centers in ... ... so critical to the nation in its infancy, was replaced in the early and mid−1950s by the generally lackluster, often inept performances of the nation... ...mpt at establishing a parliamentary system of government failed, in the late 1950s the military ousted the “inefficient and rascally” politicians. Dur... ...stan but now serve other, often extremist, causes. An attack that killed two American employees of the United States consulate in Karachi in March 199... ...litical Development , ch. 4). The lawyer−politicians making decisions in the 1950s almost without exception preferred the courts and legal institution... ... residents also watch Cable News Network (CNN)—censored through Islamabad—on televisions that are as numerous as radios were in the 1970s. The cities ... ...ium of instruction in government schools. Urdu was aggressively promoted via television, radio, and the education system. Private schools in urban cen...

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1984 in American television

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...List of years in American television: ... ... 1983–84 United States network television schedule 1984–85 ... ... 1984–85 United States network television schedule List of ... ...television schedule List of American television shows currently in production ... ... 3.1 1940s 3.2 1950s 3.3 1960s ... ... as a rival tries to gun down his brother J.R. on the season finale of the series Dallas. May 19 ... ... Candid Camera (1948–2004) 1950s Truth or Consequences (1950–1988) ... ... Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951–present) American Bandstand (1952–1989) Guiding Light (1952... ... Carmelo Anthony American basketball player J...

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Romania, A Country Study

By: Louis R. Mortimer

...de after the war, Romania obediently followed Moscow's lead, but in the late 1950s Gheorghiu−Dej defied a Soviet attempt to make his country a “breadb... ...ruction of the Danube−Black Sea Canal, abandoned by Gheorghiu−Dej in the mid−1950s. Finally opened to traffic in 1984, the canal was the costliest civ... ...m as Romanians. Publishing in minority languages was severely curtailed, and television and radio broadcasts in Hungarian and German were suspended. E... ... crowd's rumblings, the aged ruler yielded the microphone to his wife as the television broadcast was interrupted. The once unassailable Ceausescu reg... ...tions raged in the streets. Fighting was especially heavy near the Bucharest television station, which had become the nerve center of the revolt. The ... ...de after the war, Romania obediently followed Moscow's lead, but in the late 1950s Gheorghiu−Dej defied a Soviet attempt to make his country a “breadb... ... Western Allies and attempting to negotiate the country's surrender to Anglo−American forces in order to avoid Soviet occupation. Mihai Antonescu, Rom... ... was President Nixon's visit to Romania in August 1969—the first visit by an American head of state to a communist country since the 1945 Yalta Confer... ...ry attachés to observe combat around the world, including the battles of the American Civil War. The Law on the Organization of the Army, drafted by C...

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2001 in American television

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...List of years in American television: ... ... 2000–01 United States network television schedule 2001–02 ... ... 2001–02 United States network television schedule List of ... ...television schedule List of American television shows currently in production ... ... The following is a list of events affecting American television during 2001. Events listed include television series de... ...ffecting American television during 2001. Events listed include television series debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel initiations, closures an... ... 12 The American version of National Geographic Channel debuts. ... ...da with a simulcast with the WWF's (Now WWE's) Monday Night RAW television series, officially ending a six year ratings struggle in professional wrest... ... Dagmar 79 1950s sex symbol October 15 ...

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