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Among the highlights…rare color footage of FDR's 1937 "Quarantine Speech", delivered in Chicago to warn about the coming war: rare footage of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction achieved at the University of Chicago by Enrico Fermi, which led to the development of atom bombs that brought the war to an end; never-before seen footage of chewing gum magnate P.K. Wrigley’s All American Girl’s Baseball League, formed to replace major league baseball teams if the male players had been drafted…and much more.

Premiering November 9 at 8:00pm, and November 12 at 2:30pm on WTTW, Chicago Public Television.

"A vivid and compelling trip back to a time of home front heroics and hope"


"An astonishing and captivating piece of filmmaking...a fresh look at World War II"

- Burt Constable, THE DAILY HERALD