Jeremy Isaacs directed and produced this powerful Peabody Award-winning documentary examining the history of the Cold War for CNN. It investigates the rise of the Soviet Union and our unsteady alliance through WWII. Then it delves into the icy stand off left at the end of the second World War and its final end with the fall of the Berlin wall and the demise of Communism and the Soviet Union. 24 episodes on 6 DVDs. 1998/color-b&w/18 hrs., 42 min/NR/widescreen.