Ivan the Terrible: Might and Madness
First Aired: September 29, 1997
Recalling the life and reign of Russia's first tsar Ivan the Terrible (1530-84), who brought "order out of chaos" to a country on the brink of collapse and whose fits of mad rage terrified both the populace and his own staff. Included: interviews with historians.
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)