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Commanding Heights - The Agony of Reform   -  Discontinued

Commanding Heights - The Agony of Reform

Item Number:
120 min.
Closed Caption:
WGBH Boston Video
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The Agony of Reform explores the failure of government-controlled economies in the 1980s and how new leaders embraced the ideas of reform and "shock therapy" - a rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses on how reform played out in Russia, the eastern bloc, Latin America, India, and other countries as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, coping with both the new freedoms and the new issues of privatization, deregulation, and the shock of free-wheeling competition. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, confronts head-on Americans' critical concerns about the new interconnected world. Filmed on five continents, the powerful narrative combines stunning film footage with dramatic stories and extraordinary interviews with world leaders and thinkers from twenty different countries, including: Bill Clinton, former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mexican President Vicente Fox, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and many others. Commanding Heights dramatically captures the issues that have defined the wealth and fate of nations and shows how the battle over the world economy will shape our lives in the twenty-first century. Special DVD Features Include: • Access to the Commanding Heights Web site, including: • An exclusive time map, which provides an interactive atlas of economic history • Comprehensive transcripts from on-camera interviews, and biographies of the people who played significant roles in the development of the modern global market • An online teacher's guide that provides suggestions for applications of the Web site in classroom instruction • An excerpt from the companion book to the series • A complete list of interview subjects included in the series • Chapter breaks • English audiotrack and subtitles • On three DVD5 discs.

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