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  • Early Cold War US Politics and Economics
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    Early Cold War U.S. Politics and Economics

    George Mason University Professor Sam Lebovic taught a class about U.S. politics and economics of the early Cold War period of the late-1940s and 1950s. He argued that with extreme ideologies such as…

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  • Pantex  World War II through the Cold War
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    Pantex - World War II through the Cold War

    Since 1942, the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, has contributed to the defense of the United States. Katie Braughton, cultural resources senior associate at Pantex Plant, shared the history of the plant,…

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  • Dwight D Eisenhower and the Cold War
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

    Jeremy Black talked about the role of President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Cold War. He argued that the origins of the Cold War date back to World War I and challenged some general…

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  • Cold War Museum
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    Cold War Museum

    Founder Gary Powers, Jr. gave a tour of the Cold War Museum in Warrenton, Virginia, built on a former U.S. Army communication base that was used by the National Security Agency, CIA, and…

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  • Cold War in American Photography
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    Cold War in American Photography

    Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the perceived documentary nature of photography and…

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  • Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America
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    Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America

    Author and former classical musician Jonathan Rosenberg discussed his new book, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War, which explores the…

    394 views
  • Cold War Peace Politics
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    Cold War Peace Politics

    Author Petra Goedde talked about her book, The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History. She explored the emerging politics of peace during the early years of the Cold War. The Woodrow…

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  • Cold War Berlin
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    Cold War Berlin

    American History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., to tour their exhibit on Cold War Berlin. Lead curator Alexis Albion explained how the city came to be divided…

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  • Cuban Missile Crisis
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    Grove City College Professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union faced off over missiles in Cuba in one of the “hottest” episodes…

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  • Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev New Years Day Messages
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    Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev New Year's Day Messages

    President Ronald Reagan addressed the citizens of the Soviet Union about the nature of the American holiday season, the treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union and the…

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  • James Baker and American Diplomacy
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    James Baker and American Diplomacy

    Former Secretary of State James Baker recounted his time as the country’s top diplomat in the George H.W. Bush administration in a conversation with philanthropist David Rubenstein. The…

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  • Korean War and the Cold War
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    Korean War and the Cold War

    Samuel Wells talked about the Korean War’s impact on U.S. and Soviet Union defense policies. Mr. Wells is a Cold War Fellow at The Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., which hosted this event. He’s also…

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  • emBetrayal in Berlinem
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    Betrayal in Berlin

    Steve Vogel recounted the Cold War clandestine mission, “Operation Gold,” in which U.S. and British forces sought to dig a tunnel into East Berlin in order to capture KGB intelligence. The…

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  • Anatoly Dobrynin and Cold War Diplomacy
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    Anatoly Dobrynin and Cold War Diplomacy

    Scholars and diplomats discussed the legacy of former Soviet ambassador to the United States Anatoly Dobrynin on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Mr. Dobrynin served in Washington from…

    90 views
  • Open Phones with David Maraniss
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    Open Phones with David Maraniss

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss took viewer phone calls about his book, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father, on his father’s experiences being blacklisted for…

    300 views
  • 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    James Baker, chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, was among the speakers at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of…

    364 views
  • emThe Wallem
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    The Wall

    This 1962 U.S. Information Agency film produced by Hearst Metrotone News showed the situation before the construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961 and the changes in the year…

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  • Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary
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    Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary

    From June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing shipments of food, heating fuel, and other necessary goods. This program marked the 70th…

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  • emThe Collapseem
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    The Collapse

    Mary Elise Sarotte talked about her book, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, about the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. In her book, the author reports…

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  • Berlin Wall 1989 NBC News Special Reports
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    Berlin Wall 1989 NBC News Special Reports

    This series of NBC News special reports covers the breaking story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. On that day a spokesman for East Berlin’s Communist Party announced…

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