Book Discussion on Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and Space

Mr. Taubman talked about his book Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage,… read more

Mr. Taubman talked about his book Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage, published by Simon and Schuster. The book tells the story of then President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s creation of a revolutionary group of spies and the creation of spy technology, early in the cold war. The purpose of this innovative spy program was to use surveillance on the Soviet Union in the hopes of avoiding a surprise nuclear attack. This group included scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and government officials who were responsible for the creation of the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, the U-2 spy plane, reconnaissance satellites, and ultimately the equipment that would take man into space. Mr. Drell and Mr. Perry added their comments on the subject. After the presentations the panelists answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and Space

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Program ID:
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Location:
Stanford, California, United States
First Aired:
Jun 7, 2003
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2005

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  • Jun 07, 2003 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 09, 2003 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 17, 2003 | 9:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 26, 2003 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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