Synopsis by Sean Hurley
The Century: Events That Shaped the World is the excellent 12-part ABC News production hosted by Peter Jennings that explores the many events and personalities that colored the 20th century. Drawing from thousands of hours of archival footage as well as interviews, this series draws the viewer in with its compelling presentation. In Ultimate Evil: The Race, Jennings explores the race to unlock the powerful secret of the atom. Against the backdrop of WWII, this documentary looks at the technological and moral hurdles that were faced by scientists and politicians as they raced to create this devastating weapon that eventually led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and the end of WWII.