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45/85 Looks At the Past 40 Years

Like the other networks, ABC has been gradually cutting back on documentaries, but the ones it does produce are likely to be blockbusters. These have included entire evenings of prime time devoted to such subjects as education and atomic power. This Wednesday, ABC News presents a masterly three-hour chronicle of America's role in the world during the past 40 years, focusing on the cold war and U.S.-Soviet relations. Eight months in the making, 45/85 is a judiciously edited video parade filled with rare film footage, some of it broadcast for the first time. It also includes on-camera recollections of some 75...

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