The CIA
50 Years of Spying
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace

BBC Learning
Show More

Related videos

The War Against the Third World - What I’ve Learned About US Foreign Policy
What I've Learned About US Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World is an excellent and invaluable educational tool that reveals the true nature of U.S. foreign policy. It's been seen in many classrooms, churches, home screenings, on cable TV and shown by many Peace and Justice organizations. It…
Counterpoint: The U-2 Story
Story of two spies on different sides of the Iron Curtain. The story behind the U-2 incident, which perpetuated the Cold War. The 1960 U-2 incident, told through the story of spies on different sides of the Iron Curtain, one of whom is the CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers. In…
Allies
Allies is a landmark documentary from 1983, made at the time of Bob Hawke's unequivocal embrace of the American alliance. The film explores Australia-US relations during the Cold War: the setting up of ASIO to appease American agencies worried about Communist influence; the Petrov Affair and disunity in the Labor…
McCarthy Reconsidered - A Look into Senator McCarthy's Term
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
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. This documentary offers new evidence and insights into the McCarthy era and the infamous blacklist he perpetrated on the United…
The Man Nobody Knew - CIA Spy William Colby
As powerful and riveting as a John Le Carre thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the hidden life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. The consummate American soldier-spy, Colby took on the government's dirtiest assignments without question - until the day he defied presidential orders and revealed to Congress the…
The Cold War - Part 2
Communists and capitalists united in World War II to defeat the Axis powers. But following victory in 1945 the allies became adversaries. The world's two great superpowers--the United States and Soviet Union--locked in a dramatic showdown over ideology, vision and freedom that would persist for five decades. Under the omnipresent…
Cuban Missile Crisis - Three Men Go to War
PBS
Premiering on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missle Crisis, this film focuses on three central figures in the crisis -- President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro. On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was…
Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? - An In-Depth Look at the Complex History Between the U.S. & Cuba
Award-winning director Saul Landau embarks on an in-depth exploration of Miami-Havana politics through the story of the Cuban 5 -- a group of spies sent by the Castro government to infiltrate right-wing terrorist organizations in Miami. WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP? chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba…
Inside the Imperial War Museum
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 2
The Imperial War Museum tells the story of Britain at war, from World War One to the present, through a collection of 10 million items - from guns to planes to medals to cyanide pills - at five locations in England visited by over 2 million people every year. In…
CIA vs KGB - Battleground Berlin
For 50 years, Berlin was the symbol of the Cold War. The city at the heart of the intelligence war between the US and the Soviet bloc. Thousands of KGB or CIA agents observed each other, cogs in the biggest information war in history. But the war between the secret…
Murge - The Unknown Story of the Cold War Front
For 13 days in 1962, the world was on the brink of nuclear war. Nikita Krushchev's decision to place nuclear weapons in Cuba sparked the Cuban Missile Crisis. But what's relatively unknown is that he was responding to an earlier perceived threat from America: the stationing of nuclear weapons in…
JFK - A New World Order: Doomsday Averted
Part of the Series: JFK - A New World Order
The Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis, to his proudest achievement, the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.