1920-1929: Boom to Bust 

Not Rated | | Documentary | Episode aired 13 April 1999
In the prosperity of the 20's Americans begin to question their traditional values. Prohibition is enacted, minorities begin to better see themselves, women gain the vote and Americans ... See full summary »

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William Jennings Bryan ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard E. Byrd ... Himself (archive footage) (as Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd)
Calvin Coolidge ... Himself (archive footage)
Clarence Darrow ... Himself (archive footage)
Ossie Davis ... Himself
Duke Ellington ... Himself (archive footage)
Lou Gehrig ... Himself (archive footage)
Lillian Hall Gerdau Lillian Hall Gerdau ... Herself
George Gershwin ... Himself (archive footage)
Ernst Heller Ernst Heller ... Himself
Herbert Hoover ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Jennings ... Himself - Host-Narrator
Charles A. Lindbergh ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Louis ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Matrinko Michael Matrinko ... Himself
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In the prosperity of the 20's Americans begin to question their traditional values. Prohibition is enacted, minorities begin to better see themselves, women gain the vote and Americans enjoys their newfound wealth until the inevitable contraction. Written by Havan IronOak

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Ossie Davis: [about the glory of Harlem in the 20s] If I had to choose between Heaven and Harlem, oh ho ho! Harlem would win every time.
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