“history’s best” system cue presenting history’s best on pbs. Underwriting credits



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TRANSCRIPT FOR “CRUCIBLE OF EMPIRE”

“HISTORY’S BEST” SYSTEM CUE


Presenting history’s best on PBS.

UNDERWRITING CREDITS


Major funding for “Crucible of Empire” was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding was also provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the annual financial support of viewers like you, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
TITLE CARD: “Before the Maine Went Down”
WALTER LAFEBER

McKinley did not want war.



LOUIS PÉREZ


The idea of Cuban independence had taken hold.
WALTER LAFEBER

On the other hand, he wanted things that only war could give him.


STEPHEN AMBROSE

The Spanish were not gonna get out and they were not on the run.



WALTER LAFEBER


He wanted a peaceful Cuba. He wanted U.S. control of the Caribbean. He wanted a naval base in the Spanish colony of the Philippines.




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