Between the wars. - 3.

United States, 1978

TV show
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Radio, racism and foreign policy examines America’s attempt at isolationism after the horrors of the first world war. Strict immigrant quotas are imposed, ushering in an ugly period of racism and ethnic discrimination. The advent of radio helps to project the image of the ‘good American’, but also lets in news of foreign relations. “The great depression and foreign affairs” describes how the Depression shatters America’s confidence in the American Dream leading to further isolationism which results in America ignoring the rise of totalitarianism elsewhere and Japan’s invasion of China.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Anthony Potter

Charles Musser

Michael D. Ornstein

production company

Anthony Potter Productions




Production places
United States
Production dates

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=Between the wars. - 3. |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=21 April 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}