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`Nightline' meets `You Are There' in a six-part series that stages newscasts reporting on historic events, such as the 1066 Viking invasions of England.
June 21, 1989
A report on Viking invasions of England in 1066 focuses on the failed attempt for the crown by King Harald Hardradi of Norway. Stephen Bell is the anchor.
April 19, 1989
A March 27, 1361, report on "The Black Death," which devastated Europe and Asia in the 14th century. Included: comments by a French clergyman who believes the plague is God's "punishment for our multi-sins."
February 22, 1989
“The Crusades” focuses on the Oct. 2, 1187, recapture of Jerusalem by Moslems after 90 years of Christian rule.
The 1453 fall of the Byzantine Empire at the hands of Muslim Ottoman soldiers led by 21-year-old Sultan Mehmet II. Anchor: Stephen Bell.
The Jan. 2, 1492, fall of Granada after 10 years of battle, which ended nearly 800 years of Islamic rule in Spain. Anchor: Stephen Bell.
Recalling Nov. 18, 1247, when the Mongols began a new westward push into Europe. Stephen Bell anchors the broadcast, which includes a profile of Genghis Khan.
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