Grasping for the Wind

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  • 2006
  • 1 Season

A seven episode series that takes a look at how the American perspective has changed over the last two centuries. Hosed by conservative Christian thinker and author John Whitehead, the show examines the great thinkers of the past, the effect of technological development on modern thought, the legacy of Capitalism, and the changes of moral standards and values from the nation

Grasping for the Wind is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on July 1, 2006.

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Program #7:
7. Program #7: "The Narcissistic Culture"
August 12, 2006
#7: "The Narcissistic Culture" explains how much of America's culture, in a desperate search for absolutes, began turning to weight loss, sex advice and religious television. Some of the key people and films featured include Robert Mapplethorpe, The Sex Pistols, "The Big Chill" and "Forrest Gump."
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6. Program #6: "The Winds of Revolution"
August 5, 2006
#6: "The Winds of Revolution" shows how the youth movement of the 1950s escalated into a rebellion against traditional values in the 1960s. This was accented by politicized musicians such as Bob Dylan and films including "Easy Rider," "Bonnie and Clyde" and the Beatles' "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band."
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5. Program #5: "The Fat Dream"
July 29, 2006
#5: "The Fat Dream" recounts how many people, unable to make sense of the destruction from war, began seeking an escape through spectator sports, music, gambling, drugs, alcohol and sex. Key personalities and films in this episode include Joseph McCarthy, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and "Rebel Without a Cause."
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4. Program #4: "The Lost Generation"
July 22, 2006
#4: "The Lost Generation" describes how, with its moral base shaken, an American generation began seeking alternatives to Western Capitalism. Some of the key people and films featured include Albert Einstein, Margaret Sangor, Billy Haley and the Comets and "Citizen Kane."
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3. Program #3: "Children of the Machine"
July 15, 2006
#3: "Children of the Machine" explores the relationship between culture and technology through the works of Ernest Hemmingway, Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali, and films including "Batman," "Nosferatu" and "Blue Velvet."
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2. Program #2: "Where Are We Going?"
July 8, 2006
#2: "Where Are We Going?" examines the 20th century's search for answers to questions such as "Where do we come from?," "Where are we going?," and "Who are we?" Some key people and films featured in this episode include Charles Darwin, Michelangel, Jim Morrison and "Blade Runner."
Program #1:
1. Program #1: "Breaking the Past"
July 1, 2006
Program #1, "Breaking the Past," shows that when a culture abandons its religious traditions, it must find something strong enough to replace those traditions to give people a sense of meaning. This episode compares Enlightenment thinkers to Romantic thinkers and also looks at the revolutionary ideas of the 20th century artists and writers including Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan and Johnny Rotten.
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Grasping for the Wind is available for streaming on the Vision Video website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Grasping for the Wind on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    July 1, 2006