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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…

    415 views
  • 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…

    303 views
  • 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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  • 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…

    259 views
  • 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…

    224 views
  • 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…

    377 views
  • 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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  • 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…

    630 views
  • 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…

    48 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…

    277 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…

    87 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…

    294 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…

    190 views
  • 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…

    303 views
  • 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…

    1,309 views
  • 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…

    339 views
  • Washington Journal Steve Vogel Discusses Cold War Espionage  Covering the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    Steve Vogel on Cold War Espionage and Covering Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Author Steve Vogel discussed Cold War espionage and his coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from…

    200 views
  • Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary Part 3
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    Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary, Part 3

    Viewers commented on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the guarded concrete barrier that from 1961 to 1989 divided the German city into two parts.

    64 views
  • Washington Journal James Baker on Fall of Berlin Wall
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    James Baker on Fall of Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary

    Former Secretary of State James Baker discussed the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Mr. Baker served in President George H.W. Bush’s administration when the guards at the wall’s checkpoints…

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    Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary, Part 2

    Viewers commented on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the guarded concrete barrier that from 1961 to 1989 divided the German city into two parts. This program was part of an American…

    282 views
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