|Pages/Publication Date:||30 / 2013|
The Cuban Missile Crisis brings the world to the brink of nuclear war, while the Seattle World's Fair tries to imagine the 21st century. Jackie Kennedy shows her gift for diplomacy on a visit to India, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, and Charles De Gaulle resolves France's long occupation of Algeria. In sports, Australian Rod Laver achieves tennis's rare Grand Slam, while a young Wilt Chamberlain brings a new level of power and athleticism to basketball. This disc is part of a series that surveys a prosperous but often bewildering era, using archival news footage, film clips, and commercials to evoke familiar—or perhaps forgotten—memories of some of the century's most significant politicians, athletes, and celebrities. DVD extras include trivia, movie trailers, and performances.