You Are There - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • The Vote That Made Jefferson President
    The date is December 17, 1801 and You Are There. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr battle it out for the job of President of the United States. This episode also highlights the Eleventh Amendment to the US Constitution.
  • The Crisis of Anne Boleyn
    6/20/54
    6.7
    The date is May 16, 1536. The place is England and You Are There. Walter Cronkite interviews Lady Anne Boleyn in her final hours at the Tower of London.
  • The Fall of Parnell
    The Fall of Parnell
    Episode 41
    6/13/54
    9.2
    The date is December 6, 1890. The subject is Charles Parnell and you are there. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Decision of Robert E. Lee
    6/6/54
    0.0
    April 18, 1861 General Lee decided to lead Confederate armies and not the Union armies. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Rise of Genghis Khan
    5/30/54
    6.9
    The year is 1203; the place is Northeast Asia and You Are There. Walter Cronkite and his staff get the story of the Mongol Empire's great builder and leader Genghis Khan.
  • The Great Moment of Haile Selassie
    5/23/54
    0.0
    June 30, 1936, Witness the Ethiopian emperor's speech at the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Scopes Trial
    The Scopes Trial
    Episode 37
    5/16/54
    0.0
    In July of 1925 high school teacher John T. Scopes was put on trial in Dayton, Tennessee for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Walter Cronkite brings you the story of the "Scopes Monkey Trial" right from the courtroom.
  • The Court Martial of Mata Hari
    5/9/54
    8.4
    The date is July 24, 1917. The place is Paris, France and You Are There. Walter Cronkite and his staff bring you the story of Mata Hari's trial on the charge of spying for the Germans during World War I.
  • The Death of Rasputin
    5/2/54
    0.0
    You Are There and your host Walter Cronkite take you to Russia. The date is December 16, 1916 and on that cold day you well witness Rasputin's death.
  • The Surrender of Corregidor
    4/25/54
    6.6
    Visit the small Philippine island of Corregidor during World War II. Your host, Walter Cronkite, will take you on a trip to May 6, 1942 and the Allied surrender of Corregidor.
  • The Execution of Mary, Queen Of Scots
    4/18/54
    7.7
    Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded on February 8, 1587 by Queen Elizabeth I of England. Go back to that day in history with Walter Cronkite, you host for the trip.
  • Paul Revere's Ride
    Paul Revere's Ride
    Episode 32
    4/11/54
    7.7
    The date is April 18, 1775, the place is Charlestown and You Are There. Walter Cronkite and his staff get interviews with Paul Revere and Dr. Warren about his famous ride about troop movements.
  • The Opening of King Tut's Tomb
    4/4/54
    0.0
    You Are There in Egypt to witness the opening of King Tut's final resting place on November 26, 1922. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Conspiracy of Catherine The Great
    3/28/54
    7.2
    It's July 1762 in Russia and You Are There. Walter Cronkite and his staff get interviews with the people that helped put Catherine The Great on the throne of Russia after her husband was murdered.
  • Burgoyne's Surrender at Saratoga
    3/21/54
    7.1
    Go back to the Saratoga Campaign during the American Revolution and witness the surrender of Major General John Burgoyne. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Rescue of the Statue of Liberty
    3/14/54
    0.0
    You Are There and you host Walter Cronkite take you back to April 1, 1870 to witness the events of that day.
  • The Trial of Peter Zenger
    3/7/54
    0.0
    Witness the trial of John Peter Zenger. The trial started in late 1734 and a verdict was given on August 5, 1735 in New York City and You Are There. Walter Cronkite gets an interview with Zengar after the trial.
  • The First Command Performance of Romeo and Juliet
    The year is 1597. The place is England and You Are There. Walter Cronkite and his staff of reporters get the scoop on the first performance of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare with Queen Elizabeth I and her court as his audience.
  • The Hanging of Captain Kidd
    2/14/54
    7.0
    On May 23, 1701, one of the most famous privateers, Captain Kidd, was put to the gallows. Your host for this evening is Walter Cronkite and he will take you to that famous hanging.
  • The Ordeal of Tom Paine
    2/7/54
    0.0
    Witness the life and trials of one of the founding father's of America Thomas Paine. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Last Moment of Marie Antoinete
    1/31/54
    0.0
    October 16, 1793 is the date and You Are There. Walter Cronkite is there to interview Marie Antoinete before she gives up her life.
  • The Sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi
    1/24/54
    8.0
    You Are There, with host Walter Cronkite, takes you on a voyage back in time to witness Gandhi breaking the oppressive government in India by fasting.
  • The Resolve of Patrick Henry
    1/17/54
    7.3
    The date is March 23, 1775. The place is Virginia and You Are There. Walter Cronkite talks with Patrick Henry after his speech that kept Virginia from going back under England rule.
  • The Trial of Charles The First
    1/10/54
    0.0
    In 1649 Charles the First, King of England, was tried on the charge of treason, found guilty and then executed. You Are There with Walter Cronkite and his staff of reporters on the scene.
  • Mallory's Tragedy on Mount Everest
    1/3/54
    0.0
    It's June 1924 and You Are There. Walter Cornkite and his staff talk with George Mallory and Andrew Irvine before they start their assent of Mount Everest never to be heard from again.
  • The Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown
    12/27/53
    0.0
    The date is October 17, 1781 and You Are There. Walter Cronkite talks with General Lord Cornwallis and General George Washington after the surrender of Yorktown.
  • The Fall of Troy
    The Fall of Troy
    Episode 17
    12/20/53
    0.0
    You Are There takes you to 1184 B.C. to witness the Greeks take Troy. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Vindication of Savonarola
    12/13/53
    0.0
    The date is February 7, 1497 and You Are There. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbor
    12/6/53
    0.0
    Sunday, December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy send a strike force to Naval Station Pearl Harbor and You Are There. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Gettysburg Address
    11/29/53
    0.0
    You Are There takes you back to that cold November 19, 1863 to witness President Lincoln deliver his famous speech. Hosted by Walter Cronkite
  • The Sailing of the Mayflower
    11/22/53
    0.0
    The dates are September 16, 1620 to December 26, 1620 and You Are There to witness the journey of the ship that brought the Pilgrims from England to the New World. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Recognition of Michelangelo
    11/15/53
    0.0
    You are there with Michelangelo in January of 1504 to witness the events of that month with him. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Abdication of Napoleon
    11/8/53
    0.0
    You Are There that March 21, 1814 when Napoleon gave up power and went into exile. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • Grant and Lee at Appomattox
    11/1/53
    7.2
    The date is April 9, 1865. The place is Appomattox, Virginia and You Are There. Walter Cronkite covers the surrender of General Lee to General Grant at the end of the Civil War.
  • The Triumph of Simon Bolivar
    10/25/53
    0.0
    You Are There takes you to South America, 1824. You get to see the victory of Simon Bolivar's army over the Spanish at Auacucho.
  • The Death of Cleopatra
    10/18/53
    7.4
    The date is August 12, 30 B.C. The place is Egypt and You Are There. Walter Cronkite and his reporters get a chance to talk with Cleopatra before she commits suicide after the death of Mark Antony.
  • Christopher Coluimbus Sets Foot On San Salvador
    You Are There takes you to October 12, 1492, the day Coluimbus discovers San Salvador. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Secret of Sigmund Freud
    10/4/53
    0.0
    The date is January 2, 1900 and You Are There. Sigmund Freud talks with Walter Cronkite about his new book, The Interpretation of Dreams.
  • The Birth of the National Anthem
    9/27/53
    0.0
    On the dawning of a September day in 1814 Francis Scott Key scribbled down a poem that became a hymn and a national anthem. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The First Moscow Purge Trials
    9/20/53
    7.6
    The date is August 24, 1936. The place is Moscow and you are there. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Louisiana Purchase
    9/13/53
    0.0
    Witness the formal announcement to the United States public the purchase of land from the French on July 14, 1803. Hosted By Walter Cronkite.
  • The Capture of John Wilkes Booth
    9/6/53
    8.7
    You Are There takes you back to the night of April 26, 1865, the night that President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth and the chase that followed to capture him. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
  • The Fate Of Nathan Hale
    8/30/53
    6.6
    The date is September 22, 1776. The subject is Nathan Hale and you are there. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.