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An African American’s Experience with Discrimination on the Battlefront and at Home During the Vietnam War | Iowans Remember Vietnam

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African Americans volunteered in large numbers for the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. For some, the color line among troops blurred quickly in battle, but many still faced discrimination when they returned home. This segment from Iowa Public Television's Iowans Remember Vietnam documentary includes archival footage and interviews of veterans of the war.

 

Max’s Diary: Who’s at the Door | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max is just about to enjoy a delicious s’more when he hears a knock at the door. This unique feature is a great example of poetry, rhythm, and rhyme!

The Rise of the Christian Conservative Movement in 1988 | Caucus Iowa

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The emergence of the Christian Conservative movement and Iowans’ desire for change resulted in Vice President George Bush losing the 1988 Iowa Caucuses to Kansas Senator Robert Dole and televangelist-turned-politician Pat Robertson. This segment from Iowa Public Television’s Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency documentary includes archival footage and contemporary interviews with politicians, campaign staff and journalists of the era.

A Clubhouse Mystery | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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In this clip from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Dan Wardell and DanBot receive a mysterious letter in the mail and must follow clues to discover what the letter is communicating and who it is from!

Obama’s 2008 Victory | Caucus Iowa

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A dramatic Democratic campaign ended with an historic victory for Barack Obama and defeat for the early favorite Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Iowa Caucuses, as Obama gained the support of an unprecedented surge of first-time and independent voters. This segment from Iowa Public Television’s Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency documentary includes archival footage and contemporary interviews with politicians, campaign staff and journalists of the era.

Max’s Diary: Pennies in a Pumpkin | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max uses pennies in his garden and reaps fruitful rewards!

The History of the Iowa Caucuses | Caucus Iowa

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In 1972, the Iowa Caucuses became the first major electoral event for the nomination process for President of the United States. Since that time, the event has drawn increasing media attention and has become a test of candidates’ ability to attract and organize their campaign, and ultimately win the support of their political party for the nomination. This segment from Iowa Public Television’s Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency documentary includes archival footage and contemporary interviews with politicians, campaign staff and journalists of the era.

Junk or Treasure: A Clubhouse Story | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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In this clip from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, DanBot thinks Dan Wardell’s stuff is useless junk and gets rid of it! Dan teaches DanBot how seemingly useless junk can be repurposed or reused in valuable ways!

Freedom Summer Volunteer Reacts to Murder of Civil Rights Workers in 1960s Mississippi | Iowans Return to Freedom Summer

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In August of 1964, the bodies of three murdered civil rights workers were discovered in Mississippi. The victims were among college students participating in voter registration efforts throughout racially segregated Mississippi. This video segment from Iowans Return to Freedom Summer includes a dramatized news report of the crime and a first-hand account from Patti Miller, who describes her reaction to hearing this news while in Mississippi in 1964.

Read a Good Book: School Library | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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KIDS Clubhouse Adventures kids read and discover more about the school library! In this feature, kids must learn to navigate the school library in order to complete a scavenger hunt. They must find a graphic novel, a book in a different language, a biography and more, and the librarian is always there to help!

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