The 1959 Kitchen Debate

Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita… read more

Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev on July 24, 1959, at the American National Exhibition in Moscow. Photographs of the event and a video of the meeting of the two world leaders were shown behind the speakers on the Archives stage. Also shown was a video clip of a 2008 oral history interview with William Safire. The panelists were former Ambassador Gilbert Robinson, the exhibition coordinator, and exhibition guides Tatiana Sochurek and George Feifer. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Feifer, George Guide (Former) American National Exhibition in Moscow
  • Ferriero, David Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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The 1959 Kitchen Debate

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Program ID:
300285-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 9, 2011
Last Aired:
Feb 19, 2012

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  • Oct 09, 2011 | 8:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2011 | 7:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Oct 15, 2011 | 3:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Feb 19, 2012 | 11:26pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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