CNN celebrates the innovations, headlines, and culture of the 20th century. CNN: Celebrate the Century consists of ten programs. The fourth program, CNN: Celebrate the Century - Episode 4, 1940-1945, features the major headlines of the day, including the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the birth of the United Nations. The program also recounts the major innovations of the early 1940's, such as the nifty fastener Velcro, the first computer, and the horrific napalm bomb. Culturally, America was enraptured with Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and superstar Frank Sinatra. Features an entertaining and educational look at what it meant to be an American during the early 1940s .
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