SEASON ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY-SEVEN

20TH CENTURY WITH MIKE WALLACE

MILITARY DEBACLES

EPISODE 1

STORYLINE
Foreshadowed by Pearl Harbor, post-World War II conflicts often mixed politics and military power, leading to disasters such as those in Korea, Vietnam, the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, the abortive hostage rescue in Iran, and the action in Somalia.


A FEW GOOD WOMEN

EPISODE 2

STORYLINE
Throughout the 20th century, the American military has increasingly relied on women. But women who serve have often faced institutional sexism - and worse - while doing their duty.


KOREA: THE FORGOTTEN WAR

EPISODE 3

STORYLINE
America's first Cold War conflict began boldly but ended in an unsatisfying stalemate that cost 54,000 U.S. lives over three long years.


Season One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-seven