American Experience

The Codebreaker

Season 33 Episode 1 | 52m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

Based on the book The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies, The Codebreaker reveals the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work to decode thousands of messages for the U.S. government.

Aired: 12/28/21

Expires: 01/10/24

Rating: TV-PG

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