The BEST episodes directed by Robert Stone

The Civilian Conservation Corps
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#1 - The Civilian Conservation Corps

American Experience - Season 22 - Episode 1

FDR establishes a back-to-work program that generates employment and addresses some of the nation's environmental needs during the Great Depression.

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Cold War Roadshow
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#2 - Cold War Roadshow

American Experience - Season 26 - Episode 7

In the fall of 1959, at the height of the Cold War, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev toured the United States for 12 days at the invitation of President Dwight Eisenhower. For both men, the visit was an opportunity to halt the escalating threats of the Cold War and potentially chart a new course toward peaceful coexistence. For the American press, it was the media blockbuster story of the year.

Radio Bikini
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#3 - Radio Bikini

American Experience - Season 1 - Episode 2

The story of atomic bomb research after World War II and how above-ground testing led to the evacuation of a previously-populated atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

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The Satellite Sky
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#4 - The Satellite Sky

American Experience - Season 3 - Episode 7

The story behind orbiting satellites, the "space race," and the proliferation and uses of man-made satellites.

Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
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#5 - Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

American Experience - Season 17 - Episode 11

The kidnapping of the heiress and her later sympathies to the cause of her captors.

Oswald's Ghost
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#6 - Oswald's Ghost

American Experience - Season 20 - Episode 1

A re-examination of the JFK assassination and the subsequent investigations that led to a mistrust of the government's explanations of the act.

Earth Days
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#7 - Earth Days

American Experience - Season 22 - Episode 5

Director Robert Stone traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s.

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Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
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#8 - Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

Storyville - Season 2005 - Episode 101

In 1974, a teenage newspaper heiress and Berkeley undergrad was kidnapped at gunpoint from her apartment, setting off one of the most bizarre episodes in recent American history. The kidnappers, completely off the map before Patty Hearst disappeared into the San Francisco night, were a small band of young, ferociously militant political radicals, dedicated to the rights of prisoners and the working class. They called themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army. Over the course of about three years they robbed banks, senselessly killed two innocent people, instigated a firefight after attempting to shoplift a pair of socks, and, most famously, converted their hostage and victim. They also achieved an undeniable visionary manipulation of the media, inciting perhaps the first modern media frenzy.