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- Premiered: September 27, 1998
- Rating: None
- Premise: A panoramic 24-part chronicle of the rivalry between Communism and the West. The somber documentary, produced by a team headed by Brit Jeremy Isaacs (`The World at War'), is told in a standard clips-and-interviews format. But the series is often far from s… (more)