The Great War And the Shaping of the 20th Century

As elegant and intoxicating as any documentary to appear on television…eight hours of emotional thunderbolts…Spectacular storytelling.  –  Los Angeles Times

Harrowing, absorbing and vastly ambitious. The goal is to explain not only the roots of the war, but the century and the modern soul.  –  Washington Post

Great War

National Emmy – Best Informational Series

National Emmy – Best Dramatic Reading, Jeremy Irons

DuPont-Columbia Journalism Award – Silver Baton

George Foster Peabody Award

Producer’s Guild of America – Kodak Vision Award

Director’s Guild of America – Best Documentary Direction Finalist

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century was produced by KCET/Los Angeles in association with the BBC. This eight hour series premiered on PBS in 1996.

Blaine Baggett: Executive Producer and series co-writer