Synopsis by Sally Barber
Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel host this four-tape video series, created from the award-winning ABC News special, 45/85: America and the World Since World War II. The collection covers the people, triumphs, tragedies, and world events that defined this critical period in history, from V-J Day to Ronald Reagan's rise to power. 45/85: America and the World Since World War II, Vol. 2 - 1953-1960 documents the end of the Korean War, U.S. spy efforts on the Soviet Union, the invention of television, Japan's leap into domination of the consumer electronic industry, American civil rights versus McCarthyism, and the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik.
events, post-war, President