The Century (1999– )

TV Mini-series720 min.Documentary | History
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SUMMARY
Peter Jennings hosted this 6 episode special that reviews some of the most important events of the 20th Century. Each episode is a two part examination of two events in history that happened at different times during the 20th century, but are loosely connected and help explain the complexity of America and its place in the world. Episode 1-"Heaven and Earth" explores Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927 and America's Space Program culminating with man taking the first steps on the Moon. Episode 2-"Ultimate Power" explores Hitler's rise to power in Germany and America's race to develop the Atom Bomb before the German's. Episode 3-"No Man's Land" explores America's involvement in World War I; which we won but was not "the war to end all wars," and end of the Vietnam War; which was lost after America grew tired of a war that seemed to have no end. Episode 4-"Memphis Dreams" explores the rise of Elvis Presley and rock n' roll and Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader, who lost his life attempting to help striking black garbage workers; both these events occurred in Memphis, Tennessee. Episode 5-"Coming Apart" explores President Franklin Roosevelt's social policies to bring America out of the depression followed by Senator Joe McCarthy's suspicion that Communists have infiltrated America's movie industry. Part 6-"Evolution of Revolution" explores the Islamic revolution in Iran and taking American hostages at the American Embassy followed by a discussion about what challenges we'll face in the 21st Century. Written By Bradley McClung  Less
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YEAR
1999 See all »

Filmmakers (53)

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NAMESTARMETEREPISODE COUNTYEARS
  • Peter Jennings's primary photoPeter Jennings Himself - Host-Narrator  Less 59,351 6 1999
  • Henry Kissinger's primary photoHenry Kissinger Himself / Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 72,562 2 1999
  • Steve Allen's primary photoSteve Allen Himself (segment "Innocence in Rebellion")  Less 20,523 1 1999
  • Don Arabian's primary photoDon Arabian Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 1,802,917 1 1999
  • Robert Armao's primary photoRobert Armao Himself  Less 4,455,426 1 1999
  • Ibrahim Asgharzadeh's primary photoIbrahim Asgharzadeh Himself  Less 3,174,524 1 1999
  • A. Scott Berg's primary photoA. Scott Berg Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 214,922 1 1999
  • John Morton Blum's primary photoJohn Morton Blum Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 6,752,145 1 1999
  • Frank Borman's primary photoFrank Borman Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 249,145 1 1999
  • Jerry Bostick's primary photoJerry Bostick Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 764,144 1 1999
  • Douglas Brinkley's primary photoDouglas Brinkley Himself (segment "Innocence in Rebellion")  Less 168,834 1 1999
  • Andrew Chaikin's primary photoAndrew Chaikin Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 678,695 1 1999
  • Thomas Childers's primary photoThomas Childers Himself (segment "Evil Rising")  Less 879,130 1 1999
  • Robert Christy's primary photoRobert Christy Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 1,623,775 1 1999
  • John Milton Cooper's primary photoJohn Milton Cooper Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 2,877,884 1 1999
  • Tom Crouch's primary photoTom Crouch Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 2,207,198 1 1999
  • William Daugherty's primary photoWilliam Daugherty Himself  Less 8,360,131 1 1999
  • Corneal Davis's primary photoCorneal Davis Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 1,547,066 1 1999
  • Barry Denenberg's primary photoBarry Denenberg Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 7,426,519 1 1999
  • Armand Deutsch's primary photoArmand Deutsch Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 727,455 1 1999
  • Martin Deutsch's primary photoMartin Deutsch Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 6,345,203 1 1999
  • John M. Diehl's primary photoJohn M. Diehl Himself (segment "Evil Rising")  Less 5,986,892 1 1999
  • Bui Diem's primary photoBui Diem Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 5,459,903 1 1999
  • Freeman Dyson's primary photoFreeman Dyson Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 501,598 1 1999
  • Ted Francis's primary photoTed Francis Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 6,345,489 1 1999
  • Peter Fritzsche's primary photoPeter Fritzsche Himself (segment "Evil Rising")  Less 1,518,653 1 1999
  • David Fromkin's primary photoDavid Fromkin Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 7,400,126 1 1999
  • Paul Fussell's primary photoPaul Fussell Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 325,280 1 1999
  • Kaveh Golestan's primary photoKaveh Golestan Himself  Less 5,586,171 1 1999
  • Ken Greisen's primary photoKen Greisen Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 4,421,357 1 1999
  • Elinor Guggenheimer's primary photoElinor Guggenheimer Herself (segment "The Race")  Less 6,902,086 1 1999
  • Peter Guralnick's primary photoPeter Guralnick Himself (segment "Innocence in Rebellion")  Less 769,342 1 1999
  • Jon Guttman's primary photoJon Guttman Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 5,874,754 1 1999
  • Roy Henley's primary photoRoy Henley Himself (segment "The Great Wa")  Less 4,468,760 1 1999
  • Stuart Herrington's primary photoStuart Herrington Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 1,430,149 1 1999
  • Donald Hodge's primary photoDonald Hodge Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 2,268,862 1 1999
  • John Hohenberg's primary photoJohn Hohenberg Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 3,436,360 1 1999
  • Arnold Isaacs's primary photoArnold Isaacs Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 1,535,241 1 1999
  • Craig Johnstone's primary photoCraig Johnstone Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 6,211,695 1 1999
  • Hamilton Jordan's primary photoHamilton Jordan Himself  Less 1,254,907 1 1999
  • Sadegh Khalkhali's primary photoSadegh Khalkhali Himself  Less 1,457,817 1 1999
  • Malek Jahan Khazai's primary photoMalek Jahan Khazai Herself  Less 424,361 1 1999
  • George Klein's primary photoGeorge Klein Himself (segment "Innocence in Rebellion")  Less 200,836 1 1999
  • Jeffrey Kluger's primary photoJeffrey Kluger Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 284,401 1 1999
  • Claudia Koonz's primary photoClaudia Koonz Herself (segment "Evil Rising")  Less 1,632,163 1 1999
  • Albert Koslow's primary photoAlbert Koslow Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 4,322,603 1 1999
  • Gene Kranz's primary photoGene Kranz Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 146,372 1 1999
  • Samuel Kyles's primary photoSamuel Kyles Himself (segments "Innocence in Rebellion" and "Searching for the Promised Land")  Less 7,584,997 1 1999
  • William Lanouette's primary photoWilliam Lanouette Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 5,976,939 1 1999
  • Bob Lincoln's primary photoBob Lincoln Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 8,322,298 1 1999
  • Reeve Lindbergh's primary photoReeve Lindbergh Herself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 5,709,358 1 1999
  • John M. Logsdon's primary photoJohn M. Logsdon Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 7,498,459 1 1999
  • Glynn Lunney's primary photoGlynn Lunney Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 1,498,092 1 1999
  • Graham Martin's primary photoGraham Martin Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 5,547,160 1 1999
  • Robert K. Massie's primary photoRobert K. Massie Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 808,248 1 1999
  • Michael Matrinko's primary photoMichael Matrinko Himself  Less 1,625,049 1 1999
  • Boyce McDaniel's primary photoBoyce McDaniel Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 1,524,101 1 1999
  • Mohsen Mirdamadi's primary photoMohsen Mirdamadi Himself  Less 3,631,942 1 1999
  • George Müller's primary photoGeorge Müller Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 2,850,845 1 1999
  • Nguyen Ngoc Ngan's primary photoNguyen Ngoc Ngan Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 510,495 1 1999
  • Prince Reza Pahlavi's primary photoPrince Reza Pahlavi Himself  Less 262,317 1 1999
  • Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi's primary photoShahbanou Farah Pahlavi Herself  Less 3,115,392 1 1999
  • Geoffrey Perret's primary photoGeoffrey Perret Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 972,431 1 1999
  • Henry Pohl's primary photoHenry Pohl Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 6,234,472 1 1999
  • Carolyn Porco's primary photoCarolyn Porco Herself (segment "First Step")  Less 423,771 1 1999
  • Richard Rhodes's primary photoRichard Rhodes Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 7,635,109 1 1999
  • Richard Rhodes's primary photoRichard Rhodes Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 752,427 1 1999
  • Lionel Rosenblatt's primary photoLionel Rosenblatt Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 2,911,172 1 1999
  • Joseph Rotblat's primary photoJoseph Rotblat Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 4,087,131 1 1999
  • Francis Sayre's primary photoFrancis Sayre Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 5,468,868 1 1999
  • Jerry Schilling's primary photoJerry Schilling Himself (segment "Innocence in Rebellion")  Less 110,150 1 1999
  • Eleaine Sciolino's primary photoEleaine Sciolino Herself  Less 4,428,055 1 1999
  • Charles Scott's primary photoCharles Scott Himself  Less 7,959,247 1 1999
  • Gary Sick's primary photoGary Sick Himself  Less 3,702,995 1 1999
  • Elinor Smith's primary photoElinor Smith Herself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 709,503 1 1999
  • Homer Smith's primary photoHomer Smith Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 5,738,773 1 1999
  • Frank Snepp's primary photoFrank Snepp Himself (segment "The Fall")  Less 1,420,730 1 1999
  • Edith Stanley's primary photoEdith Stanley Herself (segment "The Great War")  Less 799,621 1 1999
  • Edward Stone's primary photoEdward Stone Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 3,642,145 1 1999
  • Ernst Stuhlinger's primary photoErnst Stuhlinger Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 1,375,452 1 1999
  • William Sullivan's primary photoWilliam Sullivan Himself  Less 2,898,118 1 1999
  • Edward Teller's primary photoEdward Teller Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 407,170 1 1999
  • Theresa Tull's primary photoTheresa Tull Herself (segment "The Fall")  Less 5,621,505 1 1999
  • Henry Villard's primary photoHenry Villard Himself (segment "The Great War")  Less 1,008,031 1 1999
  • Austin Wilkins's primary photoAustin Wilkins Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 8,009,057 1 1999
  • John Zuckerman's primary photoJohn Zuckerman Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 5,480,609 1 1999
  • John Aaron's primary photoJohn Aaron Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 511,382
  • Harold Agnew's primary photoHarold Agnew Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 4,006,830
  • Stephen Ambrose's primary photoStephen Ambrose Himself  Less 79,138
  • Hans Bethe's primary photoHans Bethe Himself (segment "The Race")  Less 1,508,307
  • Ev Cassagneres's primary photoEv Cassagneres Himself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 5,896,260
  • Anne Condelli's primary photoAnne Condelli Herself (segment "Lindbergh's Journey")  Less 2,160,404
  • Jeff Hester's primary photoJeff Hester Himself (segment "First Step")  Less 2,776,603
  • Ron Rosenbaum's primary photoRon Rosenbaum Himself (segment "Evil Rising")  Less 5,356,796
  • Peter Bogdanovich's primary photoPeter Bogdanovich Himself (segment - "Picture This") (uncredited)  Less 8,938 1 1999
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