13 episodes, 1961, KQED (San Francisco)
"Thirteen half-hour programs from KQED in San Francisco describe the history of Communism, from Marx to Khrushchev, and explore some of the major fallacies in this system of thought. Each program contains commentary by noted historians and scholars, film clips of some of the historical events described, and re-enactments of other important episodes in the rise of Communism. Based on documents in the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, the dramatic scenes are all adapted from the speeches and writings of the significant figures of the period – Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin and many others. The settings, costumes and makeup for the actors were carefully designed to reproduce with the utmost fidelity the figures and locations of the scenes they recreate, and were based on contemporary photographs and portraits in the archives of the Hoover Institution."