Season 8, Episode 8 Spy in the Sky

First Aired: February 26, 1996

Chronicling the events leading up to the 1960 capture of Gary Powers, who had been flying a mission over the USSR in a U-2 spy plane. Included: the Cold War; and Powers' 17-month imprisonment. Narrated by Roy Scheider.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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