The Defense of the United States (TV Mini-Series 1981)

TV Mini-Series   |  Documentary

A five-part documentary produced by CBS News and aired on five consecutive nights, focusing on various aspects of the Cold War.

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23 August 2018 | dunes-61311
| Emmy Award
This is what my father won his Emmy Award for..Outstanding Individual Achievement Cinematography. CBS REPORTS Billy J. Wagner The documentary received rave reviews. Ron Aldrige in the Chicago Tribune called it CBS News' "most ambitious documentary ever, a superb five-hour study of national defense," emphasizing that "it's far from boring. It is a substantive, engaging look at the defense picture from foot soldiers to airplanes, from Ohama to Moscow." He added that it was "a superb piece of journalism. It is thorough, informative, and balanced. It lays out the facts, puts them in perspective, and raises many questions." Tom Shales in the Washington Post described it as "what may well be the first documentary epic in TV history, more notable for its quality than the size of its

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14 June 1981



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