20TH CENTURY WITH MIKE WALLACE

Politics and Presidents

BOXED SET: 3 DVDs

$39.99

   Order Code: BDT251DV   
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Gain a fresh, revealing perspective on the wars, assassinations, and scandals that rocked America in the 20th century.

Follow legendary newsman Mike Wallace through ten fascinating episodes as he investigates the people, happenings, and issues that shaped the world today. Relive events as they occurred and were reported by Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and other giants of broadcast journalism. Hear what Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, and a host of other experts and political figures have to say about Washington politics and presidential leadership from McCarthyism through the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Main topics include:

  • Communism and McCarthyism in the 1950s
  • Reexamining JFK
  • The assassinations of MLK and RFK
  • The 1968 Democratic National Convention
  • Johnson and Nixon resign
  • Nixon and China, Watergate
  • Reagan and the rise of the right
  • Impeachment of Clinton
  • First Ladies from Roosevelt to Clinton
  • Reporting on Washington scandals

Bonus features include a 16-page viewer’s guide and updates on the fate of notable 20th-century personalities. Note: Episode 10 is recommended for mature students due to discussion of sexual content.

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Copyright

2010

Publisher

Athena

Grade

7 and up

Color

Color and black-and-white

Run Time

Total time: 470 minutes