American adventure

This series studies the values and characteristics of notable figures from America's early years. A study of man in the New World: his values and characteristics, who he is, what he lives by. It is written by John M. Ehle and directed by John S. Clayton.An online collection of early educational public radio content from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB).

https://mith.umd.edu/airwaves/programs/american-adventure/

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Zenger trial


The landmark trial of John Zenger is dramatized. The Zenger Trial helped to establish freedom of the press in the American colonies, affirming that truth is a defense against charges of libel.


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 1970-01-01  n/a
 
 

Orchid


This program dramatizes an episode in the life of a young George Washington Carver.


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 1970-01-01  n/a
 
 

Orchid


This program dramatizes an episode in the life of a young George Washington Carver.


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 1970-01-01  n/a
 
 

Zenger trial


The landmark trial of John Zenger is dramatized. The Zenger Trial helped to establish freedom of the press in the American colonies, affirming that truth is a defense against charges of libel.


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 1970-01-01  n/a
 
 

Free man


The story of Joseph Palmer, a 19th century American who refused to pay a fine for keeping facial hair and was imprisoned as a result. On principle, Palmer remained in prison until he was finally released more than a year later.


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 1970-01-01  n/a
 
 

Free man


The story of Joseph Palmer, a 19th century American who refused to pay a fine for keeping facial hair and was imprisoned as a result. On principle, Palmer remained in prison until he was finally released more than a year later.


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 1970-01-01  n/a
 
 

Free man


The story of Joseph Palmer, a 19th century American who refused to pay a fine for keeping facial hair and was imprisoned as a result. On principle, Palmer remained in prison until he was finally released more than a year later.


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 1970-01-01  n/a
 
 

Federal lion


A dramatization of a situation where President Andrew Jackson was given a lion as a gift by the Emperor of Morocco.


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 1956-06-14  n/a
 
 

Federal lion


A dramatization of a situation where President Andrew Jackson was given a lion as a gift by the Emperor of Morocco.


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 1956-06-14  n/a
 
 

Demagogue


Unlike other programs in this series, "The Demagogue." is purely fiction. It tells the story of a mudslinging political campaign, replete with aspersions of Communist sympathies.


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 1955-01-01  n/a