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CNN brings back acclaimed series ‘Cold War’

MUMBAI: Marking the 25th anniversary of the event, CNN has brought back its acclaimed series ‘Cold War’ showcasing the exploration of the nearly half-century long military and ideological conflict between US and the Soviet Union which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The 24 episode series will be aired on CNN International on weekends – 4:30 pm on Saturday and 5:30 pm on Sunday, throughout January till 26 October. After that, it will air on 1 and 8 November at 4:30 pm, and 2 and 9 November at 5: 30 pm.

The show will take viewers on a journey through the most dramatic moments in modern history, revealing how the events changed the face of Europe and continue to define the world today. Spanning an hour, each episode will commence with the rise of the Iron Curtain and follow the flash points and global confrontations leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.

More than 500 eyewitnesses and participants contributed to the narrative notable figures like Mikhail Gorbachev, George H.W. Bush, Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger, Robert McNamara, Sergei Khrushchev, Pierre Salinger, Eugene McCarthy and Jimmy Carter.

CNN International senior vice president programming Mike McCarthy said, “Cold War is an epic series that captures the dynamics of one of the most important eras of recent times. We are thrilled to offer viewers one of CNN’s most comprehensive and informative productions, in the year that marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.”

The episodes will be narrated by Kenneth Branagh and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Isaacs and former CNN executive Pat Mitchell.

The network has also built the series online where users can watch videos from the series and view the speeches. The page will also include articles about how the world has changed following the turbulent times in the second half of the twentieth century, and what issues still resonate in the present day.