Release Date:April 26,2011
Seen on A&E and the History Channel, 20th Century with Mike Wallace: America at War arrives on DVD from Athena on April 26, 2011. Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning newsman, Mike Wallace (60 Minutes) hosts this fascinating survey of the evolution of 20th century combat. Featuring compelling archival footage, supplemented with expert analysis from journalists, military leaders, and historians, these 10 thought-provoking episodes show 20th-century conflicts as they happened—and unflinchingly explore the lessons learned in their aftermath.
From bloody but undeclared wars to swift, information-driven conflicts, the very nature of warfare changed during the last century. America’s military changed, too, with women, elite special-forces, and high-tech weaponry playing larger roles. See on-the-spot dispatches from the front lines, as reported by legendary correspondents such as Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and Morley Safer. Hear expert analysis from journalists, military leaders, and historians—including David Halberstam, Robert S. McNamara, and Sen. John McCain—as well as personal testimonies from veterans who fought on the ground, over the sea, and in the air.
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. Athena released 20th Century with Mike Wallace: Politics & Presidents in Oct. 2010.
Episode 1: How We Went to War
Episode 2: Vietnam: A Soldier’s Diary
Episode 3: Vietnam Dilemma: Tet and the Anti-War Movement
Episode 4: Portraits of Courage: Air War in Vietnam and the Prisoner of War
Episode 5: Korea: The Forgotten War
Episode 6: America’s Elite Forces: A Checkered History
Episode 7: Military Debacles
Episode 8: The Gulf War Revisited: The Untold Story
Episode 9: A Few Good Women
Episode 10: The Changing Face of Warfare
• 12-page viewer’s guide with articles on war reportage, “forgotten” conflicts, constitutional war powers, and 20th-century war memorials.
• American Warriors: updates on important military leaders mentioned in this series