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artifacts and documents he has left behind for our posterity. he was a symbol yet deeply complex man who looks at complex issues plainly and purely. he accepted and spoke the truth. many believed lincoln transcended all other presidents who have served before him and since. his great american story has reached and continues to reach across borders and oceans, races and religions, politics and party lines. >> then at 10 p.m. on real america, the march in washington. on august 28, 1963, the u.s. information agency filmed the march on washington and produced a documentary for foreign audiences. sunday at 4:30 p.m. eastern, this year is the 40th anniversary of the nasa viking landing on mars. historians recently discussed the viking program which led to
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the first u.s. spacecraft on mars on july 20, 1976. >> the events surrounding the week were incredibly exciting. when the lander landed, it was almost powered up. twoteam programmed in photographs to be taken so they can be delivered fairly quickly back to earth for the press and nasa to confirm the lander landed on mars. >> then, at 8 p.m. eastern on the presidency, historians look at president harry truman's leadership and how we interacted with three prominent national politicians. then madeleine albright speaks with michael about harry truman's commitment to public service. >> this is someone who should have gone to college, graduate school. deeply wanted to. could not do it because of his
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family's economic circumstances. one thing i think he felt strongly was when he became president, he wanted to help others. one of the ways he did that was to strengthen the community college system. >> for the complete schedule, go to >> american history tv is marking the centennial of the national park service. they asked members of congress about which national park service sites in their states and the most significance for them. bill pascrell: this has a special significance. i have lived all my life in paterson, new jersey. it is part of my congressional district. i do not live too far from the falls. so i have a lot of great fond memories. this is where alexander hamilton brought george washington to develop the first industrial
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city in the united states, with the technology that was brought from europe. so this site, this national site, which has been named a national park for the last seven years, it is a new park. and usually the park service is not into urban parks, but this is right smack in the middle of urban america, industrial urban america. with some problems of course, industrialization, it has changed. even though there is still manufacturing going on, but this combines the aesthetics of the great falls which is the second-largest falls in the east. with the great historic happenings of the great falls, the industrial revolution, first submarine, first cars or trains. we had tremendous engines that were built in paterson, new jersey. more engines came out of paterson than in any place in
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america. it was the silk city of the world, paterson, new jersey. and you might say, you got to be kidding me. we could not grow the mulberry bush. we tried to do that a long time ago. but we still developed the silk industry. the silk road from paterson, new jersey. great history. hamilton knew exactly what he was doing. he had a mind for financing and economics. he showed this city in new jersey as a place to begin this great industrialization. so i am very, very proud to be a part of that. we are proud to have a national park in our city, and it's growing. we have had some growing pains. it is welling up, and you have pains. we just completed the mariel and kramer park. she was the wife of one of the mayors of paterson, new jersey,
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who is still living. she is not still living. she was a great person. she got me interested in the falls. she got me into the preservation. preservation does not mean putting ropes around a place so people can't see it really or touch it. no, this is a very part of our community. it is a lifeline. we try to make it a destination, this national park, so that people will come here from all over the world. we want more to come. and so we are very proud of our national park, and i very proud of the park service. they do a fantastic job day in and day out. most of the time, we take it for granted, that we don't do that in paterson. they made a very, very severe move to make sure the immunity -- community is involved day in and day out at the paterson great falls. we have grown, the park has grown in a very short period of time.
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a lot of visitors are coming here from all over the world. we have legislation for it, we had it passed, thanks to the help of the resource committee. and this is a very historic stadium. this is where negro leagues played. this is where we built the first african-american to play in the american league, cleveland indians, over 12 years. he grew up in paterson, new jersey. i knew him very well. i just introduced a gold medal for him in the congress. we hope to get that done by the end of the year. the stadium is in addition. so we are growing, but we are not going beyond what we can handle, what we can maintain, what we can sustain, and we are getting young people involved and older people involved in this preservation. preservation is important, because we know history, but we don't know culture. and culture is more important
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than history. the facts, the daily situations that we face day in and day out. what are your values that you value? and the industrial revolution was really a value point for america. this is what america is about, hard work, getting your hands dirty once in a while, building america. we have lost a lot of our manufacturing and production, but we are trying to maintain what we do have, because that is important for middle-class people in this country. >> this past thursday, the national parks service celebrated its centennial. we talked to members of congress about the national parks and historic sites in their states. this is american history tv, only on c-span3. >> each week, american history
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tv real america brings you the archival films that provide context for today's outlook affairs issues -- public affairs issues. 630 east colorado, the jewelry store. a robbery alarm. >> copy. cover them. [gunshot] >> lookout! >> oh, no! >> he the only one? >> yeah. >> oh my god. >> look, that guy was shot.
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what do you think? >> can't believe it. [crying] goldberg, 42, driver. shot in the left shoulder. rosemary, 37, secretary. shot in the left knee. 29, part-time teacher, forehead grazed. three innocent civilians were wounded by a good conscientious police officer. the explanation is simple -- he had the wrong weaponry. a shotgun is the wrong weapon in just about any situation where you can expect innocent people to the nearby. in a busy area like this, too many elements you cannot control and may not even notice. a suspect shoots at you.
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you shoot back by instinct with any weapon you got. the officer made his mistake in taking the shotgun out of his car in a situation where there were people everywhere indoors and out. most cops get a fair amount of practice with their sidearm but they don't fire a shotgun very often, unless they are hunters. they don't know about what happens after they pull the trigger. just as important. they know when to take the shotgun out of a police car. a double shell is nine pellets, each about the size of a 32 caliber projectile. the four buc k has 27 pellets. many of the types of shells all available but these are the most common multiple pellet shells police use. a shell of a single rifle is used with great penetrating power. every time you fire a multiple pellet shell, you have to keep in mind you what firing more than one bullet. each bullet has its own
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individual trajectory. they are going generally towards the target of the only time they are altogether is when they are still in the gun. once they leave the muscle, the separate farther and farther apart. you take a shower, notice how the water sprays. that is the same idea. that is why the officer, a good shot, wounded three people besides the suspect the aimed at. r targets are set up to duplicate the positions of the people that were hit at the jewelry store. when the same kind of shell is fired at them from the same distance, about 50 yards, the results are exactly what a spray would cause. pattern, is never exactly the same in any to shop. rosemary's target was not hit at all.
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with his .38, he would've only get the suspect. one shot. a shotgun cannot give you anything like that accuracy. >> as andrew carnegie lay dying he sent a message to his nemesis henry frick. his response was i will see you in hell where we will both be going. his book is called "meet you in hell." this is 50 minutes. danforth: good evening. looking forward to this. ohio -- up in cambridge cambridge


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