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The First Measured Century DVD
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The First Measured Century analyzes the United State's history through data and measurement. Statistical analysis reveals how the lives of everyday Americans changed over the last century. The country increased it's size, and witnessed the ever-changing flow of city populations. It is a nation with less mobility today than in 1900, and it has seen the fluctuation of violent crime rates and an increase in the country's wealth.
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5.0

Very gratifying!

By Merlyn

from Montreal,Qc

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Comments about PBS The First Measured Century DVD:

For a social scientist, specialized in statistical analysis, this DVD is very soothing to the mind: finally, recognition that what we do DOES matter, actually has an IMPACT, and is not just useless data and junk paper filling shelves...
The format limits the scope, of course, but I felt the documentation implied by the title could have been expanded many times, to do justice to the full breadth of the 'revolution' that took place during that century. Reflective minds will get the point, although some might be frustrated by the fact that so many fields of application have not been mentioned... Over-all, this DVD is worth every single penny it cost to buy and make.

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Lessor known aspects of US history!

By Sikenberry

from Washington, DC

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Comments about PBS The First Measured Century DVD:

This is a great video for an AP US history class-- the stuff on Scientific racism is well done, and simply not fund anywhere else,=. The stuff on polling is just what's needed for a government class, the the concept of the program is unique!

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Important contribution to Advocacy

By "Angel"

from Dayton and Columbus, OH

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Comments about PBS The First Measured Century DVD:

I was introduced to this documentary in 2002.
It is truly enlightening to all who consider advocating for any reason.
It will be instrumental for students from primary to college.
The culture, history, trends and the reporting media discussed answers the "why(s)" for the viewers. What makes this so well done is the way it answers, with stats and other data, CRITICAL questions about the responses during specific events in history. It also creates a base for constructive questions to answer today. It also provides material for credible discussion.
My favorite was data used for health and human resources. This documentary expresses the good, bad and the indifferent responses to pressing historical issues.
Thank you.
I am compelled to cite and promote this documentary for generations. After purchasing a copy for my family, "Game Night" now includes "How can it be measured?"

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