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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • The Landing of the Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey
      Walter Cronkite takes a look at the afternoon of May 6, 1937. On this day the German Air Ship Hindenburg caught fire while trying to land at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey.
    • The Capture of Jesse James
      2/8/53
      7.8
      James Dean stars as Jesse James in this episode of You Are There.
    • The Boston Tea Party
      2/15/53
      7.4
      Your host, Walter Cronkite, will take you back to December 1773 to relive the Boston Tea Party.
    • The Capture of John Dillinger
      2/22/53
      7.5
      Walter Cronkite, your host, takes you on an FBI hunt to catch one of the most famous bank robbers of all time.
    • The Final Hours of Joan of Arc
      3/1/53
      8.2
      The date is May 30, 1431. The place England and You Are There. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
    • The Assassination of Julius Caesar
      The date is March 15, 44 B.C. The place is Rome and you are there with your host Walter Cronkite.
    • The Hamilton-Burr Duel at Weehawken Heights
      You Are There hosted by Walter Cronkite takes you do that July day in 1804 to watch the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
    • The Discovery of Anesthesia
      3/22/53
      7.2
      While working at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dr. William Morton claims to have invented a form of anesthesia. Walter Cronkite takes you back to Boston on October 16, 1846 to see it all happen.
    • The Witch Trial Of Salem Massachusetts
      The place is Salem, Massachusetts. The date is August of 1692 and you are there. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
    • The Conquest of Mexico
      4/5/53
      7.0
      Walter Cronkite takes you back to 1519 to witness the start of the Spanish conquest of Mexico lead by Cortes.
    • The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
      4/12/53
      7.0
      Walter Cronkite take you back to May 16, 1868, Washington, D.C. to witness the Impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
    • The Ordeal of Galileo
      4/19/53
      7.1
      The year 1633, Galileo is on trial for suspicion of heresy. Find out what happened at that trial with your host, Walter Cronkite.
    • The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
      Host Walter Cronkite takes you back to the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.
    • The Death of Socrates
      5/3/53
      7.8
      The date is 399 B.C. and You Are There. Walter Cronkite and his staff or reporters takes you to the trial and subsequent death of Socrates.
    • The Rise of Adolph Hitler
      5/10/53
      7.3
      Go back to pre-world war two Germany with your host Walter Cronkite and witness Adolph Hitler's rise to power
    • The Conquest of Yellow
      5/17/53
      7.1
      The date is June 26, 1900 and You Are There. Walter Cronkite talks with Dr. Walter Reed about his research regarding yellow fever.
    • The Defense of the Alamo
      5/24/53
      8.0
      A small group of Texas volunteers defend the Alamo from a larger Mexican army in February of 1836 and You Are There, with your host Walter Cronkite.
    • The Dreyfus Case
      The Dreyfus Case
      Episode 18
      5/31/53
      7.1
      You Are There takes you back to October 15, 1894 and the start of the Alfred Dreyfus trial and then to 1906 for it's conclusion. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
    • The Signing of the Magna Carta
      6/7/53
      7.4
      Go to Runnymede with your host Walter Cronkite to witness King John sign the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215.
    • The Escape of Rudolf Hess
      6/14/53
      7.1
      Go back to May 11,1941 and see how Rudolf Hess escaped Nazi Germany during World War II. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
    • The Treason of Benedict Arnold
      6/21/53
      7.0
      Walter Cronkite and You Are There takes a trip back to 1780 America. Benedict Arnold is accused of giving plans of Fort West Point to the British.
    • The Burning of the Alamo
      6/28/53
      7.0
      You Are There goes to March 6, 1836 Texas. On this day the Mexican Arny sets fire to the Alamo. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5