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Brink of Disaster

Set in a library that is threatened by a mob, this dramatized film uses a political debate between a medical student, his Revolutionary War-era… read more

Set in a library that is threatened by a mob, this dramatized film uses a political debate between a medical student, his Revolutionary War-era ancestor, and a history professor to argue against rioting, Vietnam War protests, and the counterculture. Film footage of actual protests are shown while the trio debate whether America is a good nation or not. The film ends as the mob starts to smash the door. The companion 1972 film “Tragedy or Hope?” picks up where this story leaves off. The National Education Program at Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas created a variety of widely-distributed anti-communism films from the mid-1940s to the early 1970s. close

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Brink of Disaster

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Program ID:
508202-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Searcy, Arkansas, United States
First Aired:
Jan 30, 2021 | 11:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 06, 2021 | 9:03am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jan 30, 2021 | 11:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 31, 2021 | 5:03pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 01, 2021 | 3:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 06, 2021 | 9:03am EST | C-SPAN 3