In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
An American Indian and his wife are in crisis. Their Psychiatrist over-comes tribal prejudices to get an Indian Medicine Man to help them. The healing ceremony proves as harrowing for the ... See full summary »
Formulaic, cheap, worthless. Why did Spielberg waste his and the nation's time with this .The piece appears as if was cobbled together at the last minute. Weak, uninteresting narration and poor choices in the clips combine for an uneventful production. It makes American history a big long bore. In fact, if the producers deliberately set out to make a stupid, condescending, left wing screed they could not have done a better job than what they ended up with. I don't believe this is available that readily which is a good thing. If you missed this when it was originally broadcast, consider yourself lucky.
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