Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone is coming to Sky Atlantic HD with an epic documentary series.
The Untold History of the United States will explore the critical yet unreported events that have shaped America’s rich history.
The series will explore key moments in US history, from the reasons behind the Cold War, U.S. President Harry Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America’s global role since the fall of Communism.
Stone, whose acclaimed films such as Platoon, Nixon, Born on the Fourth of July and JFK have garnered him multiple Academy Award® wins, both directs and narrates the ten-part series, taking viewers on an illuminating journey through the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations and the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghan Wars before shining a spotlight on largely unknown aspects of the war on terror.
The series begins at World War II as the first episode explores the birth of the American Empire by focusing on Franklin D Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Through examination of key decisions during World War II, we discover unsung heroes such as Vice President Henry Wallace and uncover the roots of the demonization of the Soviet Union.
Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States will begin on Friday 19th of April at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD.