This episode of The American Experience tells the story of the two sons of the leader of the American Communist party; one brought up in the USSR, the other in the USA.
A family torn apart by political beliefs.
Eugene Dennis fled to Moscow to avoid indictment and prison for his work for hate American Communist Party in the later 1920s; his wife Peggy and 18-moth-old son soon followed. In 1935 they were reassigned to America but ordered to leave behind their five-year-old who spoke only Russian. A second son, born in America, offers an honest and touching examination of the lives of his parents, whose political beliefs tore the family apart.