Berlin Crisis of 1961

A panel of historians and Central Intelligence Agency personnel talked about the Berlin crisis of 1961. Their discussion revolved around… read more

A panel of historians and Central Intelligence Agency personnel talked about the Berlin crisis of 1961. Their discussion revolved around the confrontation between Soviet and U.S. tanks at Checkpoint Charlie at the Berlin Wall on October 27, 1961. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Donald Steury moderated.

“From Vienna to Checkpoint Charlie: The Berlin Crisis of 1961” was a conference held by the National Archives Declassification Center and the CIA Historical Review Program in the National Archives' McGowan Theater to mark the 50th anniversary of the Berlin crisis of 1961. close

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

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  • David Ferriero Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
  • Hope M. Harrison Senior Scholar Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars->History and Public Policy Program
  • Joseph W. Lambert Director Central Intelligence Agency->Information Management Services
  • Lou Mehrer Senior Review Officer (Retired) Central Intelligence Agency->Declassification Center
  • Gregory W. Pedlow Chief Historian NATO->Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
  • William R. Smyser Adjunct Professor Georgetown University->BMW Center for German and European Studies
  • Donald P. Steury Historian National Archives and Records Administration->National Declassification Center
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Program ID:
302360-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 7, 2012
Last Aired:
May 7, 2012

Airing Details

  • Jan 07, 2012 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2012 | 5:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 09, 2012 | 5:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2012 | 9:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 07, 2012 | 5:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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