20th Century with Mike Wallace
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The Wall - Before and After the Berlin Wall
CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace examines the history of the division of Berlin after World War II and how it eventually lead to construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.…
Ronald Reagan and the Rise of the Right
CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace explores the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan and how his years in office spawned Republican leadership throughout the country. Combining personal charm, political savvy,…
The CIA - 50 Years of Spying
For more than 50 years, the CIA has served the nation gathering vital information, performing dangerous covert operations, and lending support to allies worldwide. But the vast secret agency has…
Oklahoma City Bombing - Terrorism in the US
An examination of one of the worst acts of terror in the United States: the Oklahoma City Bombing. This documentary, part of the 20th Century With Mike Wallace series from…
McCarthy Reconsidered - A Look into Senator McCarthy's Term
Senator Joseph McCarthy's term is reviewed, including the cases of Alger Hiss, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace studies the life, work, and controversy of McCarthy.…

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