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    Remembering Groves and Oppenheimer

    Robert Norris, Kari Bird, and Marty Sherwin talked about the impact General Leslie Groves and Robert Oppenheimer had on the Manhattan Project. They were joined by grandson Charles…

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    Politics and Childhood During the Cold War

    Marilyn Irvin Holt describes how the government became more involved in children’s lives during the second half of the 20th century by changing education requirements, regulating…

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    Book Discussion on Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts…

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    Book Discussion Havel

    Michael Zantovsky, former press secretary and adviser to Vaclav Havel, talked about his book, Havel: A Life, about the Czech dissident’s life and leadership of Czechoslovakia and the…

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    The Last Air Force Ace Pilot

    Retired Brigadier General Steve Ritchie, called the “Last Flying Ace", told the story of an effort to rescue a comrade in the Vietnam War. The only Air Force "Ace” pilot…

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    Cold War Nuclear Arms Race

    Virginia Commonwealth University instructor Christopher Saladino talked about the competition between the U.S and the Soviet Union (USSR) to build advanced nuclear weaponry. He…

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    Henry Kissinger on the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Henry Kissinger talked about the enduring impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The former Secretary of State also talked about U.S.-Russian relations and the potential for a second…

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    Book Discussion on 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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    Liberation of Eastern Europe

    James Baker and Brent Scowcroft talked about the fall of the Berlin Wall and U.S. involvement in Eastern Europe’s liberation.

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    Book Discussion on The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men. Until recently, historians believed the U.S. gave asylum only to key Nazi…

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    1962 Film U.S. Army in Berlin: Timetable for Crisis

    This 1962 U.S. Army film traced the history of the conflict between the Soviet Union and Western democracies that eventually led to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. This portion…

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    Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace, and Cold War America

    Kevin Kim talked about Herbert Hoover, and Henry Wallace, and the U.S. policies that led to the Cold War. This interview was part of a series of five interviews American History TV…

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    Book Discussion on What We Won

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan from 1979-1989. He also talked about…

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    Book Discussion on The Zhivago Affair

    Peter Finn talked about his book, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, in which he looks at the publishing history of Boris Pasternak’s…

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    George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

    Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War. They spoke about President…

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    Book Discussion on The Last Empire

    Serhii Plokhy, Ukrainian history professor at Harvard University, talked about his book, The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union, in which he reports that the dissolution of the…

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    Key Figures at the End of the Cold War

    James Graham Wilson talked about the Cold War, and argued that the actions of four key figures led to its end: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Schultz and Presidents Reagan and…

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    Dialogue and Diplomacy in the Reagan-Gorbachev Era

    Panelists who worked closely with American and Soviet leadership explained their personal experiences at the end of the Cold War. They talked about the behind-the-scenes interactions…

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    Cold War Era Spies

    Panelists talked about re-evaluating the lives, motivations, and legacies of American and Soviet Cold War era spies such as Whittaker Chambers, Morton Sobell, Morris Childs, and Julia Brown…

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    President Kennedy Audio Tapes on the Bay of Pigs

    On April 17, 1961, a U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow Cuban Premier Fidel Castro failed, in what became known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. Audio recordings of President John F. Kennedy…

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