Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

David Levering Lewis moderated a conversation between Michael Meeropol, the eldest son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and his daughter, Ivy… read more

David Levering Lewis moderated a conversation between Michael Meeropol, the eldest son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and his daughter, Ivy Meeropol, the director and producer of Heir to an Execution, which focuses on the legacy of her grandparents. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were American communists who tried beginning March 6, 1951, for conspiracy to commit espionage. They were executed June 19, 1953, for passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. The Meeropols also responded to questions from members of the audience.

Michael Meeropol is the author of several books, including Surrender, How the Clinton Administration Completed the Reagan Revolution. Mr. Meeropol has been a regular commentator on politics and economy for the Albany NPR station, WAMC-FM and is currently Chair of the Department of Economics at Western New England College. Mr. Meeropol is the eldest son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and is co-author of We Are Your Sons, The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

Ivy Meeropol is a producer and director of documentary films, which include Heir to an Execution that focuses on her grandparents Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

David Levering Lewis is the author of several books, including two biographies of W.E.B. Du Bois, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race and W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 that have each been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

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Program ID:
283950-7
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Key West, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Mar 14, 2009
Last Aired:
Jun 20, 2011

Airing Details

  • Mar 14, 2009 | 12:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 15, 2009 | 1:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 2009 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2009 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2009 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2009 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2009 | 2:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 09, 2009 | 2:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 06, 2010 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2010 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2010 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 07, 2010 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2011 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 18, 2011 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 19, 2011 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2011 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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