1A. The years from 1945 through the close of the Truman Administration.--1B. The Eisenhower Administration.--2A. The early 1960s.--2B. The years from 1963 to the period of detente in the Nixon Administration.--3A & B. The historical perspective.--4A & B. Winston Churchill.--5A. President Harry S. Truman--the Truman Doctrine. Secretary of State George C. Marshall--the Marshall Plan.--5B. Vice President Richard M. Nixon & Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev--the "kitchen debate". President John F. Kennedy--review of Cuban missile crisis.--6A & B. Nikita S. Khrushchev--Soviet view of the Cold War.--7A. President Dwight D. Eisenhower--security of the free world.--7B. President Lyndon B. Johnson--US commitments to Europe. President Richard M. Nixon--address to Soviet people.--8A & B. President Richard M. Nixon--conclusion of address to Soviet people. Soviet Premier Leonid I. Brezhnev--address to American people.
Written and produced by Edward Hoppe; narrated by Richard C. Hottelet.