People of the Century Author:Narrated by Dan Rather this is the century that split the atom, probed the psyche, spliced genes and cloned sheep. Plastic, the silicon chip, and rock-and roll were invented. Airplanes, rockets, satellites, televisions, computers and the atom bomb were built. Traditional ideas about logic, language, learning, mathmatics, economics, and even space and time were over... more »thrown and radically refashioned. People of the Century presents the most influential leaders, artists, intellects, and heros who shaped this monumental era.
This century's most influential people were selected by the editors of Time magazine and featured in a series of documentaries produced by CBS News. Here, their profiles are crafted by this era's finest writers, from Salman Rushdie and Elie Wiesel to Gloria Steinem, George Plimpton, Robert Hughes and more. Memorably narrated by some fo the century's most accomplished actors, People of the Century is the ultimate millennial keepsake.« less