Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  60 minutes
Date:  1996
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 8-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Interactive transcript available
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With God On Our Side - Episode 2

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With God On Our Side - Episode 2

The symbiotic alliance between Billy Graham and Richard Nixon foreshadows the coming union of religion and politics. The marriage is consummated in Kanahwa County, West Virginia, where national conservative strategists help escalate a local textbook controversy into a major conflagration of jailings, bombings, and a miners' strike. Meanwhile, Watergate teaches Graham the perils of political entanglement. But from Berkeley's Jesus People to Kanahwa's fundamentalists, the die has been cast -- and the Religious Right is born.

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Citation

Main credits

Robertson, Cliff (Narrator)
Skaggs, Calvin (Producer)
Skaggs, Calvin (Director)
Taylor, David Van (Producer)

Other credits

Series producers, Calvin Skaggs and David Van Taylor; director of photography, Steve Schecter; editor, Sara Fishko; narrator, Cliff Robertson; music composed by John Morris.


Distributor credits

A film by Calvin Skaggs and David Van Taylor

Docuseek2 subjects

Evangelical
History of Religion
U.S. Government and Politics
Late 20th Century
20th Century
Fundamentalism

Distributor subjects

AIDS/HIV
Abortion
American Studies
Christianity
Cold War
Education
Gay Studies
Health Care Issues
History (U.S.)
Media Studies
Politics
Social Movements

Keywords

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