This is the century that split the atom, probed the psyche, spliced genes, and cloned a sheep. Plastic, the silicon chip, and rock-and-roll were invented. Airplanes, rockets, satellites, televisions, computers, and atom bombs were built. Traditional ideas about logic, language, learning, mathematics, economics, and even space and time were overthrown and radically refashioned. People of the Century presents the most influential leaders, artists, intellects, and heroes who shaped this monumental era.
This centurys 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 eras finest writers, from Salman Rushdie and Elie Wiesel, to Gloria Steinem, George Plimpton, Robert Hughes, and more. Memorably narrated by some of the centurys most accomplished actors, People of the Century is the ultimate millennial keepsake.
About the Author:
Dan Rather has been the anchor/managing editor of the CBS Evening News since March of 1981 and has been on the scene of major news stories around the world. In addition he anchors the CBS broadcast 48 Hours and contributes to the CBS broadcast 60 Minutes II.