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Rear Vision

ABC (Australia)

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.
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Location:

Melbourne, Australia

Description:

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.

Language:

English

Contact:

Rear Vision GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 (02) 8333 5311


Episodes

Remembering Suharto

5/19/2018
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Suharto - Indonesia's strong man - toppled from power 20 years ago, after more than three decades in office.

Duration:00:29:01

What led to the student protests of 1968?

5/12/2018
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In 1968 in almost every nation student unrest and protests became the norm and nowhere more so than in France. What were all these students protesting about?

Duration:00:29:02

Russians in the UK

5/5/2018
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Russians in the UK – spies and billionaires, mysterious deaths and money laundering - and the long arm of Vladimir Putin.

Duration:00:28:51

Australia’s live export debate

4/28/2018
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The patterns of debate about live exports – the economic argument versus the animal welfare questions – have run through Australia’s long history of shipping sheep and cattle overseas.

Duration:00:28:51

Trade wars – are they good or even winnable?

4/21/2018
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Rear Vision looks at trade wars of the past and how President Trump’s trade war might play out.

Duration:00:28:53

Australians are the world’s leader when it comes to gambling.

4/14/2018
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Australians spend around $24 billion dollars a year on gambling.

Duration:00:28:51

The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919

4/7/2018
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The history of the world's worst flu pandemic, the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic known as the Spanish flu, was caused by an unusually virulent virus. It killed around 50 million people worldwide and what made it especially deadly was the fact that it killed healthy young adults, not just those with compromised immune systems.

Duration:00:28:52

Northern Ireland - Part 2 - the Good Friday Agreement

3/31/2018
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Twenty years ago, the Good Friday Agreement brought an uneasy end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Duration:00:29:01

Kidnapping, bombing and murder - the battle over Northern Ireland.

3/24/2018
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Why was the island of Ireland divided and how did this lead to the Troubles?

Duration:00:28:55

The American Gun Industry: A billion dollar business

3/17/2018
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No one knows exactly how many guns there are in America; but what we do know is that the industry that produces the guns is a billion dollars business.

Duration:00:28:51

Poland, World War II and Holocaust denial

3/10/2018
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A controversial new law makes it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in the Holocaust.

Duration:00:29:19

The FBI and the President

3/3/2018
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United States President, Donald Trump, is at war with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over their investigation into any possible links between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. President Trump is not the first US president to have trouble with the FBI. The turbulent and often difficult relationship between the presidency the FBI goes back over a hundred years.

Duration:00:28:51

False nuclear alarms

2/24/2018
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In the wake of the panic caused in Hawaii last month over its false nuclear alert, we’re looking at past false alarms.

Duration:00:29:11

Is economic inequality increasing?

2/17/2018
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Is economic inequality increasing?

Duration:00:29:05

South Africa's African National Congress and its new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

2/10/2018
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In December, Cyril Ramaphosa became the new president of the ANC and probably South Africa’s next president.

Duration:00:29:12

Iran 2018

2/3/2018
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Beginning in December 2017 and continuing into January, a series of public protests erupted in cities across Iran. The protests were the most intense domestic challenge to the Iranian government since the 2009 Green movement protests, but different in a number of ways.

Duration:00:29:06

First contact between Aboriginal people and the British of the First Fleet.

1/27/2018
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What is known about the earliest encounters between the Aboriginal people and the British of the First Fleet?

Duration:00:28:51

The post civil rights period

1/20/2018
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The recent clash between white nationalists and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia reminds us that race is and always has been an explosive political issue in the United States.

Duration:00:28:51

The events that led to the Civil Rights movement

1/13/2018
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The recent clash between white nationalists and protesters in Charlottesville Virginia reminds us that race is and always has been an explosive political issue in the United States.

Duration:00:28:51

The origins of racism in the US

1/6/2018
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In the shadow of slavery: The roots of racism in the US.

Duration:00:28:51

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