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  • Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War (2024–2024)
  • TV Series | 60 min | Documentary
Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War (2024–2024)
TV Series | 60 min | Documentary

The series chronicles the creation of the atomic bomb and the spread of nuclear arms over the following decades. It continues past the dissolution of the Soviet Union to Vladimir Putin's ascent and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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Mar 12, 2024 (United States)

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113 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Mary Sarotte
Self - Author, Not One Inch / Self - Author, The Collapse Self - Author, Not One Inch / Self - Author, The Collapse   See fewer
8
Garrett Graff
Self - Author, Raven Rock Self - Author, Raven Rock   See fewer
7
Robert Gates
Self - Director, Central Intelligence Agency 1991 - 1993 / Self - U.S. Secretary of Defense 2006 - 2001 / Self - U.S. Secretary of Defense 2006 - 2011 Self - Director, Central Intelligence Agency 1991 - 1993 / Self - U.S. Secretary of Defense 2006 - 2001 / Self - U.S. Secretary of Defense 2006 - 2011   See fewer
7
Tom Nichols
Self - Professor Emeritus, U.S. Naval War College Self - Professor Emeritus, U.S. Naval War College   See fewer
6
Serhii Plokhy
Self - Author, Atoms and Ashes / Self - Author, The Last Empire / Self - The Russo-Ukrainian War Self - Author, Atoms and Ashes / Self - Author, The Last Empire / Self - The Russo-Ukrainian War   See fewer
6
Tom Z. Collina
Self - Co-Author, The Button / Self - Author, The Botton / Self - Author, The Button: The Nuclear Arms Race Self - Co-Author, The Button / Self - Author, The Botton / Self - Author, The Button: The Nuclear Arms Race   See fewer
6
David Remnick
Self - Editor, The New Yorker Self - Editor, The New Yorker   See fewer
6
Susan Glasser
Self - Co-Author, Kremlin Rising / Self - Author, Kremlin Rising Self - Co-Author, Kremlin Rising / Self - Author, Kremlin Rising   See fewer
5
Tim Naftali
Self - Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University Self - Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University   See fewer
5
Tim Weiner
Self - Author, Legacy of Ashes / Self - Author, The Folly and the Fury / Self - Author, The Folly and the Glory Self - Author, Legacy of Ashes / Self - Author, The Folly and the Fury / Self - Author, The Folly and the Glory   See fewer
5
Fiona Hill
Self - National Security Council, European and Russian Affairs 2017 - 2019 / Self - U.S. National Security Council 2017 - 2019 Self - National Security Council, European and Russian Affairs 2017 - 2019 / Self - U.S. National Security Council 2017 - 2019   See fewer
5
Masha Lipman
Self - Russian Journalist Self - Russian Journalist   See fewer
5
Pavel Palazchenko
Self - Interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev Self - Interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev   See fewer
5
Audra J. Wolfe
Self - Author, Freedom's Laboratory Self - Author, Freedom's Laboratory   See fewer
5
Condoleezza Rice
Self - National Security Council, Soviet and Eastern European Affairs 1989 - 1991 / Self - U.S. Secretary of State 2005 - 2009 / Self - National Security Advisor 2001 - 2005 Self - National Security Council, Soviet and Eastern European Affairs 1989 - 1991 / Self - U.S. Secretary of State 2005 - 2009 / Self - National Security Advisor 2001 - 2005   See fewer
5
Anne Applebaum
Self - Author, Gulag / Self - Author, Iron Curtain / Self - Author, Red Famine / Self - Author, The Twilight of Democracy / Self - Author, Twilight of Democracy Self - Author, Gulag / Self - Author, Iron Curtain / Self - Author, Red Famine / Self - Author, The Twilight of Democracy / Self - Author, Twilight of Democracy   See fewer
5
Rose Gottemoeller
Self - NATO Deputy Secretary General 2016 - 2019 / Self - Under Secretary of State 2015 Self - NATO Deputy Secretary General 2016 - 2019 / Self - Under Secretary of State 2015   See fewer
5
Giorgi Kandelaki
Self - Georgian Politician & Historian / Self - Georgian Politician and Historian Self - Georgian Politician & Historian / Self - Georgian Politician and Historian   See fewer
4
Kaja Kallas
Self - Prime Minister of Estonia Self - Prime Minister of Estonia   See fewer
4
Roderic Lyne
Self - U.K. Ambassador to Russia 2000 - 2004 Self - U.K. Ambassador to Russia 2000 - 2004   See fewer
4
Timothy Garton Ash
Self - Author, Homelands / Self - Author, In Europe's Name Self - Author, Homelands / Self - Author, In Europe's Name   See fewer
4
Alex Wellerstein
Self - Author, Restricted Data Self - Author, Restricted Data   See fewer
4
David Holloway
Self - Author, Soviet Union and the Arms Race / Self - Author, Stalin and the Bomb Self - Author, Soviet Union and the Arms Race / Self - Author, Stalin and the Bomb   See fewer
4
Michael McFaul
Self - U.S. Ambassador to Russia 2012 - 2014 Self - U.S. Ambassador to Russia 2012 - 2014   See fewer
3
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Self - President of Ukraine Self - President of Ukraine   See fewer
3
Scott Anderson
Self - Author, The Quiet Americans Self - Author, The Quiet Americans   See fewer
3
Sam Nunn
Self - Co-Founder, Nuclear Threat Initiative / Self - U.S. Senator, Georgia 1972 - 1996 Self - Co-Founder, Nuclear Threat Initiative / Self - U.S. Senator, Georgia 1972 - 1996   See fewer
3
Arkady Ostrovsky
Self - Author, The Invention of Russia / Self - Russian Journalist Self - Author, The Invention of Russia / Self - Russian Journalist   See fewer
3
Nina Lvovna Khrushcheva
Self - Professor of International Affairs, The New School / Self - Great-Granddaughter of Nikita Khrushcheva Self - Professor of International Affairs, The New School / Self - Great-Granddaughter of Nikita Khrushcheva   See fewer
3
Gregg Herken
Self - Author, Brotherhood of the Bomb Self - Author, Brotherhood of the Bomb   See fewer
3
William Taylor
Self - U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine 2006 - 2009 Self - U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine 2006 - 2009   See fewer
3
Daniel Ellsberg
Self - Rand Corporation Analyst 1959 - 1964 / Self - Anti-Nuclear Activist & Whistleblower Self - Rand Corporation Analyst 1959 - 1964 / Self - Anti-Nuclear Activist & Whistleblower   See fewer
3
Stephen Kinzer
Self - Author, Overthrow Self - Author, Overthrow   See fewer
3
Jack F. Matlock Jr.
Self - U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union 1987 - 1991 / Self - Soviet Specialist, National Security Council 1983 - 1986 Self - U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union 1987 - 1991 / Self - Soviet Specialist, National Security Council 1983 - 1986   See fewer
3
Archie Brown
Self - Author, The Human Factor Self - Author, The Human Factor   See fewer
3
Kathleen Bailey
Self - U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 1985 - 1987 / Self - U.S. Office of Disinformation, Analysis and Response Self - U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 1985 - 1987 / Self - U.S. Office of Disinformation, Analysis and Response   See fewer
3
Wolfgang Ischinger
Self - Assistant to West Germany Foreign Minister 1982 - 1990 / Self - Assistant to West German Foreign Minister 1982 - 1990 Self - Assistant to West Germany Foreign Minister 1982 - 1990 / Self - Assistant to West German Foreign Minister 1982 - 1990   See fewer
3
Horst Teltschik
Self - West German National Security Advisor 1982 - 1990 Self - West German National Security Advisor 1982 - 1990   See fewer
3
Bill Browder
Self - Author, Freezing Order / Self - Author, Red Notice Self - Author, Freezing Order / Self - Author, Red Notice   See fewer
2
2
Gabrielius Landsbergis
Self - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania / Self - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania, Grandson of Vytautas Landsbergis Self - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania / Self - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania, Grandson of Vytautas Landsbergis   See fewer
2
Mikhail Zygar
Self - Founding Editor-in-Chief, TV Rain Self - Founding Editor-in-Chief, TV Rain   See fewer
2
Olga Rudenko
Self - Editor-in-Chief, Kyiv Independent Self - Editor-in-Chief, Kyiv Independent   See fewer
2
Andy Weber
Self - U.S. Foreign Service Officer 1985 - 1996 / Self - U.S. Threat Reduction Policy Advisor 1996 - 2009 Self - U.S. Foreign Service Officer 1985 - 1996 / Self - U.S. Threat Reduction Policy Advisor 1996 - 2009   See fewer
2
Joachim Neumann
Self - East German Dissident / Self - East German Resident Self - East German Dissident / Self - East German Resident   See fewer
2
Simon Ostrovsky
Self - Russian-American Journalist Self - Russian-American Journalist   See fewer
2
Andrei Soldatov
Self - Russian Investigative Journalist Self - Russian Investigative Journalist   See fewer
2
Oleksiy Sorokin
Self - Deputy Chief Editor, Kyiv Independent / Self - Journalist, Kyiv Independent Self - Deputy Chief Editor, Kyiv Independent / Self - Journalist, Kyiv Independent   See fewer
2
Viktor Yushchenko
Self - Candidate, 2004 Ukraine Presidential Election / Self - President of Ukraine 2005 - 2010 Self - Candidate, 2004 Ukraine Presidential Election / Self - President of Ukraine 2005 - 2010   See fewer
2
Lori Clune
Self - Author, Executing the Rosenbergs / Self - Professor of History, CSU Fresno Self - Author, Executing the Rosenbergs / Self - Professor of History, CSU Fresno   See fewer
2
Pavel Litvinov
Self - Grandson of Maxim Litvinov / Self - Soviet Dissident Self - Grandson of Maxim Litvinov / Self - Soviet Dissident   See fewer
2
Richard Rhodes
Self - Author, Arsenals of Folly / Self - Author, The Making of the Atomic Bomb Self - Author, Arsenals of Folly / Self - Author, The Making of the Atomic Bomb   See fewer
2
Jens Stoltenberg
Self - Secretary General of NATO / Self - Secretary of NATO Self - Secretary General of NATO / Self - Secretary of NATO   See fewer
2
Peter Kornbluh
Self - Director Cuba Documentation Project / Self - Director, Cuba Documentation Project Self - Director Cuba Documentation Project / Self - Director, Cuba Documentation Project   See fewer
2
Algirdas Kauspedas
Self - Director of Lithuanian National Television 1990 - 1992 Self - Director of Lithuanian National Television 1990 - 1992   See fewer
2
Elisabeth Eaves
Self - Contributing Editor, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Self - Contributing Editor, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists   See fewer
2
Siegbert Schefke
Self - East German Undercover Journalist / Self - Former East German Undercover Journalist Self - East German Undercover Journalist / Self - Former East German Undercover Journalist   See fewer
2
Gabi Sajonz
Self - East German Resident / Self - Former East German Resident Self - East German Resident / Self - Former East German Resident   See fewer
2
Howard Kakita
Self - Hiroshima Survivor / Self - Japanese-American Self - Hiroshima Survivor / Self - Japanese-American   See fewer
2
Kunihiko Iida
Self - Hiroshima Resident / Self - Hiroshima Survivor Self - Hiroshima Resident / Self - Hiroshima Survivor   See fewer
2
Teruko Yahata
Self - Hiroshima Resident / Self - Hiroshima Survivor Self - Hiroshima Resident / Self - Hiroshima Survivor   See fewer
2
German Galushchenko
Self - Minister of Energy, Ukraine Self - Minister of Energy, Ukraine   See fewer
1
Rita
Self - Ukrainian Citizen Self - Ukrainian Citizen   See fewer
1
Garry Kasparov
Self - Russian Chess Grandmaster Self - Russian Chess Grandmaster   See fewer
1
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Self - Russian Businessman Self - Russian Businessman   See fewer
1
Arnold Sinisalu
Self - Director General, Estonian Internal Security Service Self - Director General, Estonian Internal Security Service   See fewer
1
Vytautas Landsbergis
Self - Co-Founder of Lithuanian Reform Movement Self - Co-Founder of Lithuanian Reform Movement   See fewer
1
Mark Pomar
Self - Author, Cold War Radio Self - Author, Cold War Radio   See fewer
1
Ricardas Daunoravicius
Self - Lithuanian Activist Self - Lithuanian Activist   See fewer
1
Brian Morra
Self - U.S. Military Intelligence Officer 1979 - 1994 Self - U.S. Military Intelligence Officer 1979 - 1994   See fewer
1
Terumi Tanaka
Self - Nagasaki Survivor, Anti-Nuclear Advocate Self - Nagasaki Survivor, Anti-Nuclear Advocate   See fewer
1
Peter Sichel
Self - OSS Officer 1942 - 1947 Self - OSS Officer 1942 - 1947   See fewer
1
Milton Bearden
Self - CIA, Clandestine Services 1964 - 1994 Self - CIA, Clandestine Services 1964 - 1994   See fewer
1
Vladimir Ashurkov
Self - Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Foundation Self - Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Foundation   See fewer
1
Nicholas Meyer
Self - Director, The Day After Self - Director, The Day After   See fewer
1
Lesley M.M. Blume
Self - Author, Fallout Self - Author, Fallout   See fewer
1
Tony Blair
Self - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1997 - 2007 Self - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1997 - 2007   See fewer
1
Jim Lawler
Self - Operations Officer, Central Intelligence Agency 1980 - 2005 Self - Operations Officer, Central Intelligence Agency 1980 - 2005   See fewer
1
Ervand Abrahamian
Self - Author, The Coup Self - Author, The Coup   See fewer
1
Joe Detrani
Self - CIA Chief of East Asia Operations 1984 - 1986 Self - CIA Chief of East Asia Operations 1984 - 1986   See fewer
1
Wang Dan
Self - Student Leader, Tiananmen Square Protests Self - Student Leader, Tiananmen Square Protests   See fewer
1
Miles Yu
Self - Professor of East Asia Military History, U.S. Naval Academy Self - Professor of East Asia Military History, U.S. Naval Academy   See fewer
1
Brian Latell
Self - CIA Officer 1962 - 1990 Self - CIA Officer 1962 - 1990   See fewer
1
Hans Schulze
Self - Former Stasi Prisoner Self - Former Stasi Prisoner   See fewer
1
Rafael Montalvo
Self - Cuban Exile Self - Cuban Exile   See fewer
1
Akira Yamada
Self - Professor of History, Meiji University Self - Professor of History, Meiji University   See fewer
1
Ada Ferrer
Self - Author, Cuba: An American History Self - Author, Cuba: An American History   See fewer
1
Humberto Arguelles
Self - Cuban Exile Self - Cuban Exile   See fewer
1
J. Samuel Walker
Self - Author, Prompt and Utter Destruction Self - Author, Prompt and Utter Destruction   See fewer
1
Robert Meeropol
Self - Son of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg Self - Son of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg   See fewer
1
Bill Ober
Self - U.S. Marine 1962 - 1968 Self - U.S. Marine 1962 - 1968   See fewer
1
Kazuhiko Togo
Self - Grandson of Shigenori Tôgô Self - Grandson of Shigenori Tôgô   See fewer
1
Becky Jenkins
Self - Daughter of American Communists Self - Daughter of American Communists   See fewer
1
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Self - Child in Neighboring Belarus in 1986 Self - Child in Neighboring Belarus in 1986   See fewer
1
Daniel Biskup
Self - West German Photographer Self - West German Photographer   See fewer
1
Ukeru Magosaki
Self - Head of Japan's Intelligence & Analysis Bureau 1997 - 1999 Self - Head of Japan's Intelligence & Analysis Bureau 1997 - 1999   See fewer
1
Donald Ritchie
Self - Senate Historian Emeritus Self - Senate Historian Emeritus   See fewer
1
Rolf-Michael Turek
Self - Leipzig Pastor 1984 - 1997 Self - Leipzig Pastor 1984 - 1997   See fewer
1
Howard A. Rodman
Self - Governor, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Self - Governor, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences   See fewer
1
Gitanas Nauseda
Self - President of Lithuania Self - President of Lithuania   See fewer
1
Gar Alperovitz
Self - Author, Atomic Diplomacy Self - Author, Atomic Diplomacy   See fewer
1
Lee Grant
Self - Actress Self - Actress   See fewer
1
Oleksiy Danilov
Self - Secretary of Ukraine's National Defense and Security Council Self - Secretary of Ukraine's National Defense and Security Council   See fewer
1
Keiko Ogura
Self - Hiroshima Resident Self - Hiroshima Resident   See fewer
1
Kyrylo Budanov
Self - Ukraine Intelligence Self - Ukraine Intelligence   See fewer
1
Larry Tye
Self - Author, Demagogue Self - Author, Demagogue   See fewer
1
Illia Ponomarenko
Self - Ukrainian Journalist Self - Ukrainian Journalist   See fewer
1
Kingo Kawahara
Self - Hiroshima Resident Self - Hiroshima Resident   See fewer
1
Masaaki Takano
Self - Hiroshima Resident Self - Hiroshima Resident   See fewer
1
James L. Nolan Jr.
Self - Author, Atomic Doctors Self - Author, Atomic Doctors   See fewer
1
Fumio Kishida
Self - Prime Minister of Japan Self - Prime Minister of Japan   See fewer
1
Alex Budin
Oleksiy Danilov Oleksiy Danilov   See fewer
1
Aylam Orian
Vladimir Putin (uncredited) Vladimir Putin (uncredited)   See fewer
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