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20th Century with Mike Wallace: Politics & Presidents

Series Description

Wars, assassinations, impeachments, and political scandal rocked America in the 20th century and still reverberate today.  Join legendary newsman Mike Wallace as he examines the people, events, and issues that shaped our nation.  Mining the rich archives of CBS News, this series shows history as it happened, reported by Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Roger Mudd, and other giants of broadcast journalism.  Interviews with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Hugh Sidey, Richard Reeves, and a host of other experts—as well as with some of the principal players in these political dramas—provide a fresh, revealing perspective the recent past.

The 10 episodes in this set examine Washington politics and presidential leadership from McCarthyism through the impeachment of Bill Clinton.  Collectively, they let viewers relive—and rethink—more than five fascinating decades.

 

About the Host

Best known as a correspondent for the groundbreaking CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes, journalist Mike Wallace has won over 20 Emmys®, three Peabodys, and many other awards in his distinguished career spanning more than five decades.