Episode 20: Reagan vs. Kennedy

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the 1972 Presidential election comes down to an epic duel between two charismatic politicians.

Episode 19: Come to Jesus

An explosive political showdown begins for the 1972 Republican Presidential nomination, as the sharks circle to finish off George Romney’s wounded administration.

Episode 18: The Atlanta Doctor

Lawrence McEnery, an Atlanta physician and activist in the John Birch Society, begins his meteoric political career after a chance meeting with Ronald Reagan in 1968.

Episode 17: Summit

President Romney tries to come to terms with the Soviets in a high-stakes summit meeting with Shelepin. Are the Russians sincere, or is it another trick?

Episode 16: War Scare

The Soviets make an all-out bid to take over West Berlin, pushing the world closer to the brink of nuclear war than it has ever been before.

Episode 15: China Bleeds Red

In 1966, Communist China undergoes a political and cultural upheaval as the aging Mao Zedong seeks to ensure his continued relevance, with disastrous results.

Episode 14: The New Purges

Following the example of his mentor Stalin, new Soviet leader Alexander Shelepin ruthlessly purges the Russian government, military and Communist Party.

Episode 13: Age of Aquarius

The worlds of music, pop culture and religion in America undergo profound changes in the transition from the hopeful 1960s to the cynical ’70s.


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