Season 1, Episode 13 Democracy and Struggles

First Aired: February 14, 2003

“Democracy and Struggles” covers the beginnings of the Cold War and the civil-rights movement. Voices include Morgan Freeman (Thurgood Marshall), Paul Newman (Chief Justice Earl Warren), Charles Dutton (black student) and Meryl Streep (Sen. Margaret Chase Smith). Katie Couric narrates.

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  • Premiered: January 12, 2003
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A 16-part history of the U.S., as told by historical figures (noted actors supply the voices), plus occasional commentary. Based on books by Joy Hakim. (more)

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